UN / DETAINED STAFF UPDATE

19-Nov-2021 00:00:46
UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said a UN staff member and a dependent were detained today in Ethiopia, bringing the total number of detained staff in the country to five and two dependents. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / DETAINED STAFF UPDATE
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SOURCE: UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 19 NOVEMBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY
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FILE – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, UN headquarters exterior

19 NOVEMBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, spokesperson at podium
3. Med shot, journalist asking question
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
(Begins under cutaway) “On Yemen, sadly, absolutely no change despite our best efforts to try to secure the release of our colleagues. In Ethiopia, it’s a fluctuating picture. The latest numbers I have just received are five UN staff and two dependents are in custody, six staff, as we mentioned, were released yesterday and one was released today. However, one UN staff member and a dependent were detained today."
5. Wide shot, spokesperson at podium
STORYLINE
UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said a UN staff member and a dependent were detained today (19 Nov) in Ethiopia, bringing the total number of detained staff in the country to five and two dependents.

Responding to a question on the status of detained staff in Yemen and Ethiopia at his daily news briefing, Dujarric said, “On Yemen, sadly, absolutely no change despite our best efforts to try to secure the release of our colleagues. In Ethiopia, it’s a fluctuating picture. The latest numbers I have just received are five UN staff and two dependents are in custody, six staff, as we mentioned, were released yesterday and one was released today. However, one UN staff member and a dependent were detained today."
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