UN / HAITI UPDATE

09-Jul-2021 00:02:21
“The Special Representative of the Secretary-General Helen La Lime continues to be in contact with Haitian leaders and other interlocutors stressing the urgent need to reach an inclusive political compromise to maintain stability and to chart the way forward for Haiti,” a UN spokesperson told reporters in New York. UNIFEED
Size
Format
Acquire
N/A
Hi-Res formats
DESCRIPTION
STORY: UN / HAITI UPDATE
TRT: 2:21
SOURCE: UNIFEED
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 09 JULY 2021, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT
SHOTLIST
RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

09 JULY 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, press briefing room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The Special Representative of the Secretary-General Helen La Lime continues to be in contact with Haitian leaders and other interlocutors stressing the urgent need to reach an inclusive political compromise to maintain stability and to chart the way forward for Haiti. The solution to Haiti’s challenges will come from Haitians themselves. We continue to stand by Haiti and the Haitian people to provide support.”
4. Wide shot, press briefing room
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“On the humanitarian aspect, our colleagues are telling us that following the assassination of the President, efforts to respond to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the country are being put at risk. The situation is also threatening efforts to provide humanitarian assistance, especially food and water, to people who have been internally displaced due to recent gang attacks. UN Humanitarian Air Service flights were cancelled on 7 and 8 July, and the UN Department of Safety and Security has restricted road movements for UN humanitarian staff. Members of the Humanitarian Country Team are reviewing preparedness and contingency plans. The International Organization for Migration and our humanitarian colleagues estimate that, as of 4 July, some 18,000 people were displaced in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area. Of those, nearly 14,700 were displaced since the beginning of the gang clashes in early June. Humanitarian partners are currently drafting a strategy and budget to support efforts.”
6. Wide shot, press briefing room
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The UN Children’s Fund said today that 1.5 million children in Haiti, which represents nearly one-third of all children in the country, are in urgent need of emergency relief due to the rising violence, constrained access to clean water, health and nutrition, disrupted education and protection services in times of COVID-19, as well as hurricanes. UNICEF warned that this is the worst humanitarian crisis Haiti has faced over the past few years, and that it’s deteriorating week after week.”
8. Wide shot, press briefing room
STORYLINE
“The Special Representative of the Secretary-General Helen La Lime continues to be in contact with Haitian leaders and other interlocutors stressing the urgent need to reach an inclusive political compromise to maintain stability and to chart the way forward for Haiti,” according to a UN spokesperson.

Speaking to reporters today (09 Jul) in New York, UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said, “The solution to Haiti’s challenges will come from Haitians themselves,” and the UN continues to “stand by Haiti and the Haitian people to provide support.”

On the humanitarian aspect, Dujarric said, “our colleagues are telling us that following the assassination of the President, efforts to respond to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the country are being put at risk. The situation is also threatening efforts to provide humanitarian assistance, especially food and water, to people who have been internally displaced due to recent gang attacks.”

He continued, “UN Humanitarian Air Service flights were cancelled on 7 and 8 July, and the UN Department of Safety and Security has restricted road movements for UN humanitarian staff. Members of the Humanitarian Country Team are reviewing preparedness and contingency plans.”

The Spokesperson also said, “The International Organization for Migration and our humanitarian colleagues estimate that, as of 4 July, some 18,000 people were displaced in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area. Of those, nearly 14,700 were displaced since the beginning of the gang clashes in early June. Humanitarian partners are currently drafting a strategy and budget to support efforts.”

Dujarric added, “The UN Children’s Fund said today that 1.5 million children in Haiti, which represents nearly one-third of all children in the country, are in urgent need of emergency relief due to the rising violence, constrained access to clean water, health and nutrition, disrupted education and protection services in times of COVID-19, as well as hurricanes.”

UNICEF warned that “this is the worst humanitarian crisis Haiti has faced over the past few years, and that it’s deteriorating week after week.”
Category
Topical Subjects
Geographic Subjects
Source
Alternate Title
unifeed210709g