UN / TIGRAY UPDATE

29-Jun-2021 00:01:15
United Nations spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said the “consequences and impact” of the immediate ceasefire declared by the Ethiopian government “remain unclear” as “there's been a breakdown of telecommunications and internet services in Tigray as of today.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / TIGRAY UPDATE
TRT: 01:15
SOURCE: UNIFEED
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 29 JUNE 2021, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, UN headquarters exterior

29 JUNE 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric at the dais
3. Wide shot, journalists
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The consequences and impact of the immediate ceasefire remain unclear. Our humanitarian colleagues tell us there’s been a breakdown of telecommunications and internet services in Tigray as of today. So, the impact of the current situation on the humanitarian operations remain unknown at this moment.”
5. Med shot, journalists
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Humanitarian operations have been constrained in the past few days due to the ongoing fighting. We are ready to resume full operations pending security and access assessment as to the new conditions on the ground. We along with our partners are looking at options to scale up humanitarian relief operations in light of what we find during the assessment. We are also looking for supplies routes into Tigray, in consultations with our security colleagues and logistics experts.”
7. Wide shot, end of presser
STORYLINE
United Nations spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric today (29 Jun) said the “consequences and impact” of the immediate ceasefire declared by the Ethiopian government “remain unclear” as “there’s been a breakdown of telecommunications and internet services in Tigray as of today.”

Dujarric added that “the impact of the current situation on the humanitarian operations” also remains unknown.

The spokesperson said, “humanitarian operations have been constrained in the past few days due to the ongoing fighting. We are ready to resume full operations pending security and access assessment as to the new conditions on the ground. We along with our partners are looking at options to scale up humanitarian relief operations in light of what we find during the assessment. We are also looking for supplies routes into Tigray, in consultations with our security colleagues and logistics experts.”

These development follow Monday’s reported entry into regional capital, Mekelle, of forces loyal to the opposition, after nearly eight months of heavy fighting.
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