UN / LIBYA AIRSTRIKE

03-Jul-2019 00:02:10
Secretary-General António Guterres, “is outraged by reports that at least 44 migrants and refugees, including women and children, have been killed and more than 130 injured following airstrikes at the Tajoura migrant detention centre, east of Tripoli,” according to his spokesperson. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / LIBYA AIRSTRIKE
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SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 03 JULY 2019, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE – RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

0 JULY 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Stéphane Dujarric at the podium
3. Med shot, journalists
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General:
“The Secretary-General is outraged by reports that at least 44 migrants and refugees, including women and children, have been killed and more than 130 injured following airstrikes at the Tajoura migrant detention centre, east of Tripoli. He condemns this horrendous incident in the strongest terms and he expresses his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a quick recovery to those injured. The Secretary-General calls for an independent investigation of the circumstances of this incident, to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice. It is important to note that the United Nations had provided exact coordinates of the detention centre to the parties.”
5. Med shot, journalists
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General:
“The Secretary-General further reminds all parties of their obligations under international humanitarian law to take all feasible precautions to avoid, and in any event to minimize, incidental loss of civilian life, injuries to civilians and damage to civilian objects, and also to refrain from directing attacks against civilians. This incident underscores the urgency to provide all refugees and migrants with safe shelter until their asylum claims can be processed or they can be safely repatriated. The Secretary-General reiterates his call for an immediate ceasefire in Libya and a return to political dialogue.”
7. Med shot, journalists
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General:
“The Libyan people have been suffering, especially those around Tripoli, as we’ve seen, and now we are seeing yet another case of migrants and refugees being on the front lines of death and destruction, and what is clearly, I mean, any of these attacks are unacceptable, but to see, to see this sort of attack is really almost beyond words.”
9. Wide shot, Dujarric walks away
STORYLINE
Secretary-General António Guterres, “is outraged by reports that at least 44 migrants and refugees, including women and children, have been killed and more than 130 injured following airstrikes at the Tajoura migrant detention centre, east of Tripoli,” according to his spokesperson.

Stéphane Dujarric today (3 Jul) told reporters that the Secretary-General “condemns this horrendous incident in the strongest terms and he expresses his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a quick recovery to those injured.”

The Secretary-General, Dujarric said, “calls for an independent investigation of the circumstances of this incident, to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice.”

He noted that the United Nations “had provided exact coordinates of the detention centre to the parties.”

This incident, Dujarric said, “underscores the urgency to provide all refugees and migrants with safe shelter until their asylum claims can be processed or they can be safely repatriated” adding that the Secretary-General “reiterates his call for an immediate ceasefire in Libya and a return to political dialogue.”

Dujarric said, “we are seeing yet another case of migrants and refugees being on the front lines of death and destruction” adding that “any of these attacks are unacceptable, but to see, to see this sort of attack is really almost beyond words.”

According to one report, a cell was hit containing more than 120 people, some of the more than 600 men, women and children being held at the centre.

In addition to the detainees at Tajoura, some 3,300 migrants and refugees remain arbitrarily detained inside and around Tripoli, according to IOM and UNHCR.
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