UN / MIGRANTS CARAVAN

20-Jan-2021 00:01:03
UN teams in Guatemala and Honduras are working with governments and partners to protect a caravan of migrants who are currently in Guatemala, according to a UN spokesperson. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / MIGRANTS CARAVAN
TRT: 1:03
SOURCE: UNIFEED
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 20 JANUARY 2021, NEW YORK CITY
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FILE - NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, flags outside UN headquarters

20 JANUARY 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, press room
3. Wide shot, journalists
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Our UN teams in Guatemala and Honduras are working with governments and partners to protect a caravan of migrants who are currently in Guatemala. The UN Children’s Fund, the UN Migration agency, the UN Refugee agency and the UN Human Rights Office are all on the ground. They are focusing on care and protection of unaccompanied children, observation of compliance with international human rights standards and the national legislation, as well as the distribution of food, water and hygiene kits. An assisted voluntary return programme has also been established and the UN team is monitoring that flow of people. In Honduras, the UN team is working with the government to prepare for the voluntary return of Honduran migrants. Official estimates led the UN team and authorities to prepare for the return of 1,500 migrants, many of them are children.”
5. Wide shot, press room
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UN teams in Guatemala and Honduras are working with governments and partners to protect a caravan of migrants who are currently in Guatemala, according to a UN spokesperson.

In his briefing to the press today (20 Jan), UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said the UN Children’s Fund, the UN Migration agency, the UN Refugee agency and the UN Human Rights Office are all on the ground. He added that the agencies “are focusing on care and protection of unaccompanied children, observation of compliance with international human rights standards and the national legislation, as well as the distribution of food, water and hygiene kits.”

Dujarric said an assisted voluntary return programme has also been established and the UN team is monitoring that flow of people. He noted that the UN team in Honduras is working with the government to prepare for the voluntary return of Honduran migrants. The UN spokesperson added, “Official estimates led the UN team and authorities to prepare for the return of 1,500 migrants, many of them are children.”
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