UN / ETHIOPIA UPDATE

23-Nov-2020 00:01:43
United Nations is “extremely concerned about the safety of civilians in the Tigray region” of Ethiopia, the UN spokesperson said on Monday and called on "all parties to the conflict to comply with their obligations under international humanitarian law, protect civilians and civilian infrastructure including health facilities and water systems.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / ETHIOPIA UPDATE
TRT: 1:43
SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGISH /NATS

DATELINE: 23 NOVEMBER 2020, NEW YORK CITY
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1. Exterior shot, national flags at the UN Headquarters

23 NOVEMBER 2020, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, press room with spokesperson on screen
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stephane Dujaric, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General:
“We remain extremely concerned about the safety of civilians in the Tigray region, especially the more than half million people, including more than 200 aid workers were remain in Mikkeli, following information that fighting might move into the city in the coming hours. We and our humanitarian partners in Ethiopia, are urgently calling on all parties to the conflict to comply with their obligations under international humanitarian law, protect civilians and civilian infrastructure including health facilities and water systems.”
4. Wide shot, press room with spokesperson on screen
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stephane Dujaric, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General:
“Our humanitarian colleagues also stressed that it's urgent, that all parties to the conflict enable the free and safe movement of affected people in search of safety and assistance, including across international and within national borders, regardless of ethnic identification. We along with our partners in Ethiopia are ready to provide humanitarian assistance to people impacted by conflict. This free safe unhindered humanitarian access is urgently needed. We continue to receive reports of internal displacement; nearly 39,000 people have now fled to Sudan, including 17,000 children, the response is scaling up, but the influx of arrivals is outpacing the capacity on the ground and additional funding is urgently needed.”
6. Wide shot, press room with spokesperson on screen
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United Nations is “extremely concerned about the safety of civilians in the Tigray region” of Ethiopia, the UN spokesperson said on Monday (23 Nov) and called on "all parties to the conflict to comply with their obligations under international humanitarian law, protect civilians and civilian infrastructure including health facilities and water systems.”

Speaking to reporters in New York via videolink, the spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric said that the organization is especially concerned for “more than half million people, including more than 200 aid workers were remain in Mikkeli, following information that fighting might move into the city in the coming hours.”

“We and our humanitarian partners in Ethiopia, are urgently calling on all parties to the conflict to comply with their obligations under international humanitarian law, protect civilians and civilian infrastructure including health facilities and water systems, he said.”

“Our humanitarian colleagues also stressed that it's urgent, that all parties to the conflict enable the free and safe movement of affected people in search of safety and assistance, including across international and within national borders, regardless of ethnic identification. We along with our partners in Ethiopia are ready to provide humanitarian assistance to people impacted by conflict.”

Dujarric reported that nearly 39,000 people have now fled to Sudan, including 17,000 children.

He also said, “the response is scaling up, but the influx of arrivals is outpacing the capacity on the ground and additional funding is urgently needed.”
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