UN / ETHIOPIA UPDATE

23-Apr-2021 00:01:34
A UN Spokesperson said, “there are armed clashes that are still being recorded in some areas including around Abiy Addi, in the central region of Tigray, restricting humanitarian movement and response, there are also critical water shortages in most parts of the region.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / ETHIOPIA UPDATE
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SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 23 APRIL 2021, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1.Wide shot, United Nations Headquarters

23 APRIL 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2.Wide shot, press briefing room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Turning to Ethiopia, we are advised by our colleagues at the Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs that there are armed clashes that are still being recorded in some areas including around Abiy Addi, in the central region of Tigray, restricting humanitarian movement and response, there are also critical water shortages in most parts of the region. In response, humanitarian partners and the reginal government have deployed 123 water trucks to several areas, including Mekelle and Shire that targets about 280,000 people. An additional 285 water trucks are required for the next three months based on recent need assessments. The government has also reported the arrival of 75,000 newly displaced people in Shire over the past week. This brings a total number of internal displaced in Shire to nearly half a million men, women and children. Most of the displaced are living in host communities, others are in 15 displacement sites, most of which have reportedly not received any assistance over the past two to three months. While there have been some improvements in humanitarian access in Tigray, we continue to call for safe, unimpeded and sustained access to scale up the humanitarian response to help all people in need, more funding is urgently needed.”
4.Various shots, press briefing room
STORYLINE
A UN Spokesperson said, “there are armed clashes that are still being recorded in some areas including around Abiy Addi, in the central region of Tigray, restricting humanitarian movement and response, there are also critical water shortages in most parts of the region.”

Speaking to reporters today (23 Apr) in New York, UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said, in response to the water shortage, “humanitarian partners and the reginal government have deployed 123 water trucks to several areas, including Mekelle and Shire that targets about 280,000 people,” adding that “an additional 285 water trucks are required for the next three months based on recent need assessments.”

Dujarric also said, “the government has also reported the arrival of 75,000 newly displaced people in Shire over the past week. This brings a total number of internal displaced in Shire to nearly half a million men, women and children.”

The Spokesperson continued, “most of the displaced are living in host communities, others are in 15 displacement sites, most of which have reportedly not received any assistance over the past two to three months.”

Dujarric also said, “while there have been some improvements in humanitarian access in Tigray, we continue to call for safe, unimpeded and sustained access to scale up the humanitarian response to help all people in need, more funding is urgently needed.”
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