GENEVA / EGELAND UPDATE

12-May-2016 00:02:29
The humanitarian advisor for Syria, Jan Egeland, announced that an assessment mission is on its way to Daraya, “probably the place in Syria today where the greatest unmet needs caused by besiegement exist.” UNTV CH
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STORY: GENEVA / EGELAND UPDATE
TRT: 02:29
SOURCE: UNTV CH
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 12 MAY 2016, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / RECENT
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RECENT, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

1. Wide shot, exterior, Palais des Nations

12 MAY 2016, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

2. Zoom out, Staffan de Mistura and Jan Egeland arrival
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Jan Egeland, Special Advisor for the UN Special Envoy for Syria:
“We do sense an intense diplomatic pressure now on the parties on the ground from the members of the ISSG. Today – as you will have seen from Social Media - we do have the first humanitarian assessment mission on its way to Daraya. Daraya is probably the place in Syria today where the greatest unmet needs caused by besiegement exist.”
4. Med shot, Jan Egeland listening
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Jan Egeland, Special Advisor for the UN Special Envoy for Syria:
“The next days will be crucial, we take heart in the Russian-US statement which says that we will be granted access to all the besieged areas and all of the medical supplies that are unloaded will be granted – that is what the Russians and the Americans said in their joint statement of last week and that is what we expect to be ratified in Vienna next week.”
6. Med shot, Jan Egeland
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Jan Egeland, Special Advisor for the UN Special Envoy for Syria:
“Those who I consider really active on our behalf are the co-chairs, Russia and the United States. We have daily contacts with them; they work on their respective sides, they have contact with quite intensively. But it is at times I would say surprising what they are not able to deliver as well. They deliver much but in other respects they may not have.”
8. Med shot, Jan Egeland
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Jan Egeland, Special Advisor for the UN Special Envoy for Syria:
“It is not just the Government which are creating problems; we have had an assessment mission, our plan to go in the besieged areas Foua and Kafraya, besieged by armed opposition groups. The mission was not allowed in – a number of excuses were made regarding security and what not.”
8. Zoom out, journalists gathering around Jan Egeland
STORYLINE
The humanitarian advisor for Syria, Jan Egeland, today (12 May) announced that an assessment mission is on its way to Daraya, “probably the place in Syria today where the greatest unmet needs caused by besiegement exist.”

Following a meeting of the Syrian Task Force on Humanitarian Access, Egeland said that “intense diplomatic pressure” on the parties on the ground is being exerted by the International Syria Support Group (ISSG).

He said “the next days will be crucial,” noting a Russian-US joint statement which says access will be granted “to all the besieged areas and all of the medical supplies that are unloaded will be granted.”

Egeland reported that his office is in “daily contact” with both Russia and the United States and said that although they have delivered much, “at times I would say surprising what they are not able to deliver as well.”

The humanitarian advisor said that “it is not just the government which are creating problems” and noted that a mission was not allowed into the areas of Foua and Kafraya, besieged by armed opposition groups, and “a number of excuses were made regarding security and what not.”
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