GENEVA / SYRIA ENVOY UPDATE

23-Feb-2018 00:01:13
United Nations Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura again today called for an urgent ceasefire to relieve the “appalling suffering” of civilians in Eastern Ghouta, and stop the heavy bombings there, as well as the “indiscriminate” mortar shelling of Syria’s capital Damascus. UNTV CH

Size
Format
Acquire
N/A
Hi-Res formats
DESCRIPTION
STORY: GENEVA / SYRIA ENVOY UPDATE
TRT: 01:16
SOURCE: UNTV CH
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS


DATELINE: 23 FEBRUARY 2018 GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
SHOTLIST
1.Exterior Shot, Palais des Nations, UN Geneva
2.Wide shot, briefing room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Alessandra Vellucci, UN Spokesperson in Geneva:
“The Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura reiterates that the humanitarian situation of the civilians in Eastern Ghouta is appalling and therefore we are in urgent need for a ceasefire that stops both the horrific heavy bombardment of Eastern Ghouta and the indiscriminate mortar shelling on Damascus.”
4. Close up, journalists
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Alessandra Vellucci, UN Spokesperson in Geneva:
“The ceasefire needs to be followed by immediate unhindered humanitarian access and a facilitated evacuation of medical cases out of Eastern Ghouta.
6. Wide shot journalists
7 SOUNDBITE (English) Alessandra Vellucci, UN Spokesperson in Geneva:
“The Special Envoy calls again upon the Astana guarantors to hold an urgent meeting to reinstall the de-escalation. He warned that this situation cannot be a repeat of Aleppo.”
8. Close up, journalist
9. Med shot, journalists
10. Med shot, journalists
11. Close up, camera
STORYLINE
United Nations Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura again today (23 Feb) called for an urgent ceasefire to relieve the “appalling suffering” of civilians in Eastern Ghouta, and stop the heavy bombings there, as well as the “indiscriminate” mortar shelling of Syria’s capital Damascus.

Alessandra Vellucci, UN Spokesperson in Geneva told reporters “the Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura reiterates that the humanitarian situation of the civilians in Eastern Ghouta is appalling and therefore we are in urgent need for a ceasefire that stops both the horrific heavy bombardment of Eastern Ghouta and the indiscriminate mortar shelling on Damascus.”

Vellucci said, on behalf of the Special Envoy “the ceasefire needs to be followed by immediate, unhindered humanitarian access to eastern Ghouta and evacuation of sick and injured.”

The three guarantor countries of the so-called Astana process -- Russia, Iran and Turkey – were called upon to urgently meet to re-install de-escalation zones in Syria.

The spokesperson added “the Special Envoy calls again upon the Astana guarantors to hold an urgent meeting to reinstall the de-escalation. He warned that this situation cannot be a repeat of Aleppo.”

The UN Security Council is expected to vote on a ceasefire later today in New York.
Category
Topical Subjects
Geographic Subjects
Source
Alternate Title
unifeed180223d