UN / LIBYA UPDATE

12-Apr-2019 00:02:10
A UN spokesperson said that the Organization is concerned about the impact of the clashes in Libya on the "already difficult living conditions of the ordinary Libyans." UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / LIBYA UPDATE
TRT: 2:10
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DATELINE: 12 APRIL 2019, NEW YORK CITY
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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1.Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

12 APRIL 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2.Wide shot, press briefing room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“We are continuing to closely monitor developments on the ground in Libya, as fighting continues on the outskirts of Tripoli, with reports of increased use of heavy artillery. We are concerned about the impact of these clashes on the already difficult living conditions of ordinary Libyans.”
4.Med shot, journalists
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The Secretary-General’s Special Representative in Libya Ghassan Salamé and his team continue to work in Tripoli, and they are having intensive outreach to national and international actors to seek to urgently deescalate the situation. The Special Representative and his team also met today with mayors from conflict effected areas to discuss humanitarian situation, including ways in which the UN can assist civilians trapped in those areas.”
6.Wide shot, press briefing room
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The fighting is also impacting the economic situation with increasing cash withdraws in banks and the hording of goods, anticipated to exacerbate the liquidity shortages and high commodity prices. Our humanitarian colleagues tell us almost 10,000 people have now fled their homes in areas that affected by the ongoing fighting in and around the Libyan capital. Local evacuation teams have received request to move some 3,800 people to safer areas, but only 550 people have been evacuated so far due to access restrictions caused by hostilities.”
8.Wide shot, press briefing room
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Health partners have verified 17 civilian casualties so far with seven fatalities including three medical staff. At least five ambulances have been hit since the onset of the conflict. We continue to call for a humanitarian pause to allow people to safely evacuate and emergency services to get through, and for all parties to abide their obligations under international humanitarian law. Medical facilities, medical personnel and medical transport must be respected and protected at all times.”
10.Wide shot, press briefing room
STORYLINE
A UN spokesperson said that the Organization is concerned about the impact of clashes in Libya on the already difficult living conditions of the ordinary Libyans.

Updating reporters on the developments in Libya, UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric today (12 Apr) said the UN is continuing “to closely monitor developments on the ground, fighting continuous in the outskirts of Tripoli with reports of increased use of heavy artillery.”

He said that the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in Libya Ghassan Salamé and his team continue to work in Tripoli, and “they are having intensive outreach to national and international actors to seek to urgently deescalate the situation.”

Dujarric added that the Special Representative and his team also met today with mayors from conflict effected areas to “discuss humanitarian situation, including ways in which the UN can assist civilians trapped in those areas.”

The spokesperson also said, “the fighting is also impacting the economic situation with increasing cash withdraws in banks and the hording of goods, anticipated to exacerbate the liquidity shortages and high commodity prices.”

He noted that “the humanitarian colleagues tell us almost 10,000 people have now fled their homes in areas that affected by the ongoing fighting in and around the Libyan capital. Local evacuation teams have received request to move some 3,800 people to safer areas, but only 550 people have been evacuated so far due to access restrictions caused by hostilities.”

Dujarric continued, “health partners have verified 17 civilian casualties so far with seven fatalities including three medical staff. At least five ambulances have been hit since the onset of the conflict.”

He said, “the UN continue to call for a humanitarian pause to allow people to safely evacuate and emergency services to get through, and for all parties to abide their obligations under international humanitarian law. Medical facilities, medical personnel and medical transport must be respected and protected at all times.”
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