UN / YEMEN UPDATE

10-Jul-2018 00:01:06
The World Health Organization (WHO) said that conditions in Hodeidah had been some of the “direst” in Yemen with highest incidences of suspected cholera cases and diphtheria. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / YEMEN UPDATE
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SOURCE: UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 10 JULY 2018, NEW YORK CITY
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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Exterior, United Nations Headquarters

10 JULY 2018, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, press briefing room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General:
“The World Health Organization (WHO) says that conditions in Hodeidah, even before the escalation of the conflict, had been some of the direst in Yemen. Hodeidah had registered the highest incidences of suspected cholera cases, around 14 per cent of reported cases countrywide since the start of the epidemic in April 2017, and diphtheria, 209 suspected cases. In addition, there had been 252 suspected cases of measles.”
4. Med shot, journalists
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General:
“WHO says that the intensification of fighting in Hodeidah endangers not only those directly affected but also the 70 per cent of the population who depended on vital supplies, including health-care supplies, that flow through Hodeidah port. The port constitutes a lifeline not only for the city but for all the northern governorates.”
6. Med shot, journalists
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General:
“According to local health facilities, a total of 328 injured and 46 deaths had been recorded in Hodeidah between 13 June and 7 July. However, fighting has decreased in the city and the port remains operational.”
8. Wide shot, press briefing room
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The World Health Organization (WHO) said that conditions in Hodeidah had been some of the “direst” in Yemen with highest incidences of suspected cholera cases and diphtheria.

Speaking to reporters today (10 Jul) in New York, United Nations (UN) Spokesperson Farhan Haq said “Hodeidah had registered the highest incidences of suspected cholera cases, around 14 per cent of reported cases countrywide since the start of the epidemic in April 2017, and diphtheria, 209 suspected cases. In addition, there had been 252 suspected cases of measles.”

He reiterated that “the intensification of fighting in Hodeidah endangers not only those directly affected but also the 70 per cent of the population who depended on vital supplies, including health-care supplies, that flow through Hodeidah port. The port constitutes a lifeline not only for the city but for all the northern governorates.”

The spokesperson also noted “according to local health facilities, a total of 328 injured and 46 deaths had been recorded in Hodeidah between 13 June and 7 July. However, fighting has decreased in the city and the port remains operational.”
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