UN / SAHEL UPDATE

15-May-2020 00:01:09
The United Nations (UN) warned that “24 million people - half of them children, currently need lifesaving assistance and protection” across the Sahel region of Africa, the UN spokesperson read in a statement on Friday. UNIFEED
Size
Format
Acquire
N/A
Hi-Res formats
DESCRIPTION
STORY: UN / SAHEL UPDATE
TRT: 1;09
SOURCE: UNIFEED
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH /NATS
DATELINE: 15 MAY 2020, NEW YORK CITY
SHOTLIST
FILE

1. Exterior shot, UN Headquarters

15 MAY 2020, NEW YORK CITY

2 SOUNDBITE (English) Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General:
“We had several updates on the deteriorating situation in the Sahel and in the joint statement issued by eight UN agencies and NGO partners working across the region they said that the crisis is now affecting the highest number of people ever recorded. The group warned that 24 million people - half of them children, currently need lifesaving assistance and protection. The deterioration of the security situation has also led to ever-growing number of displaced people within their own countries and across borders. Rising hunger, inequality and the direct and indirect consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic are compounding this crisis. This includes reported rise in gender-based violence and there are also 4.5 million internally displaced people and refugees in Sahel.”

FILE

3 Exterior shot, UN Headquarters

15 MAY 2020, NEW YORK CITY

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General:
“Aid agencies aim to provide assistance to 17 million people and require USD 2.8 billion to do so. So far, only 18 percent of the amount has been received.

FILE

5. Exterior shot, UN Headquarters
STORYLINE
The United Nations (UN) warned that “24 million people - half of them children, currently need lifesaving assistance and protection” across the Sahel region of Africa, the UN spokesperson read in a statement on Friday (15 May).

“Eight UN agencies and NGO partners working across the region they said that the crisis is now affecting the highest number of people ever recorded” in the Sahel, said Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General in a virtual press briefing in New York.

“Rising hunger, inequality and the direct and indirect consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic are compounding this crisis,” said Dujarric. “This includes reported rise in gender-based violence and there are also 4.5 million internally displaced people and refugees in Sahel.”

Across the region, according to the UN, there are twelve million food insecure people on the crisis and emergency level and 1.6 million severely malnourished children.

“Aid agencies aim to provide assistance to 17 million people and require USD 2.8 billion to do so,” said Dujarric. “So far, only 18 percent of the amount has been received.”
Category
Personal Subjects
Geographic Subjects
Source
Alternate Title
unifeed200515d