UNICEF / UKRAINE SUSPENSION HOSTILITIES CALL

28-Feb-2022 00:02:07
UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell said the situation for children “caught up in the conflict in Ukraine grows worse by the minute,” and appealed for a “suspension of ongoing military operations.” UNICEF
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STORY: UNICEF / UKRAINE SUSPENSION HOSTILITIES CALL
TRT: 2:07
SOURCE: UNICEF
RESTRICTIONS: PLEASE CREDIT UNICEF ON SCREEN
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 28 FEBRUARY 2022, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
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28 FEBRUARY 2022, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

1. Tilt down, UNICEF supply boxes marked for Kyiv shipment
2. Close up, UNICEF supply boxes marked for Kyiv shipment
3. Wide shot, forklift loading UNICEF supply boxes marked for Kyiv shipment
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Catherine Russell, Executive Director, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF):
“The situation for children caught up in the conflict in Ukraine grows worse by the minute. We are receiving reports of hospitals, schools, water and sanitation facilities and orphanages under fire. Explosive weapons in populated areas and explosive remnants of war are real and present dangers for the children in Ukraine. Children have been killed. Children have been wounded. And children are being profoundly traumatized by the violence all around them. We appeal for a suspension of ongoing military operations in Ukraine. Such a suspension would allow for humanitarian help to reach children cut off after five days of intensive airstrikes and fierce ground fighting nationwide. It would also allow families in the worst affected areas to venture out to get food and water, to seek medical care and to leave in search of safety.”
5. Pan left, pallet of UNICEF supply boxes marked for Kyiv shipment
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Catherine Russell, Executive Director, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF):
“We renew our call on all parties to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure and to abide by all legal and moral obligations to keep children out of the line of fire. We must protect all children in Ukraine, now, before it is too late.”
7. Wide shot, UNICEF supply boxes on conveyer belt
8. Wide shot, UNICEF supply boxes packed by worker
9. Pan left, midwifery kit included in UNICEF supply boxes marked for Kyiv shipment
STORYLINE
UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell said the situation for children “caught up in the conflict in Ukraine grows worse by the minute,” and appealed for a “suspension of ongoing military operations.”

In a statement issued today (28 Feb), Russell said UNICEF was receiving reports of hospitals, schools, water and sanitation facilities and orphanages under fire. She said, “Explosive weapons in populated areas and explosive remnants of war are real and present dangers for the children in Ukraine. Children have been killed. Children have been wounded. And children are being profoundly traumatized by the violence all around them.”

The UNICEF chief appealed for a suspension of ongoing military operations adding that this would “allow for humanitarian help to reach children cut off after five days of intensive airstrikes and fierce ground fighting nationwide.” It would also allow families in the worst affected areas to “venture out to get food and water, to seek medical care and to leave in search of safety,” Russell added.

The UNICEF Executive Director renewed her call on all parties to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure and to abide by all legal and moral obligations “to keep children out of the line of fire.” She said, “We must protect all children in Ukraine, now, before it is too late.”
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