UN / SYRIA UPDATE

13-May-2019 00:01:20
The United Nations is alarmed by the ongoing reports of violence and hostilities in the northwestern Syria, resulting at least 100 dead or injured and more than 180,000 displaced since the end of April. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / SYRIA UPDATE
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DATELINE: 13 MAY 2019, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE – RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1.Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

13 MAY 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Various shots, press briefing room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General:
“Reports indicate that large numbers of people are seeking refuge in the open, facing dire conditions. Since 28 April, the total of 18 health facilities have reportedly been struck, including eleven in the Hama Governorate, six in Idlib and one in Aleppo Governorate. At least four health workers have been killed. As of today, these facilities collectively serving a minimum of 193,000 women, children and men, remain out of service. At least 17 schools, and three internal displaced settlements have reportedly affected as well.”
4. Med shot, journalists
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General:
“Humanitarian workers continue to respond to the needs where security allows. This includes pre-positioning stocks inside Syria, including food for 125,000 people, and health and protection services, in particular in the areas that people are displaced. We continue to call on all parties to the conflict to protect civilian at all cost, to end the destruction of hospitals and other civilian infrastructure, and respect their obligations under international humanitarian law and international human rights law.”
6. Various shots, press briefing room
STORYLINE
The United Nations is alarmed by the ongoing reports of violence and hostilities in the northwestern Syria, resulting at least 100 dead or injured and more than 180,000 displaced since the end of April.

Speaking to reporters today (13 May) in New York, UN Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq said,“reports indicate that large numbers of people are seeking refuge in the open, facing dire conditions. Since 28 April, the total of 18 health facilities have reportedly been struck, including eleven in the Hama Governorate, six in Idlib and one in Aleppo Governorate.”

Haq added, “at least four health workers have been killed. As of today, these facilities collectively serving a minimum of 193,000 women, children and men, remain out of service. At least 17 schools, and three internal displaced settlements have reportedly affected as well.”

He also noted, “humanitarian workers continue to respond to the needs where security allows. This includes pre-positioning stocks inside Syria, including food for 125,000 people, and health and protection services, in particular in the areas that people are displaced.”

The spokesperson reiterated the UN's "call on all parties to the conflict to protect civilian at all cost, to end the destruction of hospitals and other civilian infrastructure, and respect their obligations under international humanitarian law and international human rights law.”
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