UN / LEBANON HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE UPDATE

13-Aug-2020 00:01:27
Briefing reporters on the humanitarian response in Beirut, a UN spokesperson said mobile health clinics ran by UNHCR were providing medicines and health services to those in need, adding that 2,000 people were receiving medication for acute chronic conditions, and hundreds more received first aid and psycho social support. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / LEBANON HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE UPDATE
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SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 13 AUGUST 2020, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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2. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
"Mobile health clinics run by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) are providing medicines and health services to those most in need. More than 2,000 people are receiving medication for acute and chronic conditions.
Hundreds more have received first aid services and psychosocial support. A dedicated helpline is being established for timely response to requests for assistance. For its part, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has facilitated the logistics and distribution of 10,000 tetanus vaccines, 42 emergency kits and emergency drugs to primary health care centres in need. Some 5,000 female hygiene kits have been provided to impacted women and girls, following a UNICEF rapid needs assessment. UNICEF is also providing food and water, along with clothes and detergents, to 700 children as well as their caregivers. The container terminal at Beirut’s Port has re-commenced operations on 10 August at approximately 30 per cent capacity. The first ships have already docked and the offloading of wheat is under way. The capacity at the Beirut Port is expected to increase over the coming week. A World Food Programme (WFP) shipment of 17,500 metric tonnes of wheat flour is due to arrive by 20 August."

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Briefing reporters on the humanitarian response in Beirut, a UN spokesperson said mobile health clinics ran by UNHCR were providing medicines and health services to those in need, adding that 2,000 people were receiving medication for acute chronic conditions, and hundreds more received first aid and psycho social support.

Speaking via video link today (14 Aug), UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric also said, the UN Children’s Fund has “facilitated the logistics and distribution of 10,000 tetanus vaccines, 42 emergency kits and emergency drugs to primary health care centres in need. Some 5,000 female hygiene kits have been provided to impacted women and girls, following a UNICEF rapid needs assessment."

He added, "UNICEF is also providing food and water, along with clothes and detergents, to 700 children as well as their caregivers."

Dujarric also said, "the container terminal at Beirut’s Port has re-commenced operations on 10 August at approximately 30 per cent capacity. The first ships have already docked and the offloading of wheat is under way. The capacity at the Beirut Port is expected to increase over the coming week. A World Food Programme (WFP) shipment of 17,500 metric tonnes of wheat flour is due to arrive by 20 August."
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