OCHA / UKRAINE EVACUATION

05-May-2022 00:01:37
A new safe passage operation to evacuate civilians stranded in Mariupol and other communities has been completed Wednesday (04 May). The United Nations and colleagues from the International Committee of the Red Cross worked together to bring people who wanted to leave areas experiencing hostilities to safety, with the agreement of the parties to the conflict. OCHA
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STORY: OCHA / UKRAINE EVACUATION
TRT: 1:37
SOURCE: OCHA
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 04 MAY 2022, ZAPORIZHZHIA OBLAST, UKRAINE
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1. Various shots, UN team working to evacuate people
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Ghada Eltahir Mudawi, OCHA's Acting Operations Director:
“So this is the second attempt to evacuate a number of civilians from Mariupol oblast and other areas around Mariupol city port. Today we are accompanied by 11 busses filled with civilians, women, children and elderly who want... who are seeking safe haven. The two parties to the conflict had declared a short window of silence or a ceasefire where we managed to evacuate. Now we are heading back with the civilians with us. We do hope that this operation will continue and that we will be able to evacuate other numbers of civilians who would like to leave the intensified fight areas into safe locations in Zaporizhzhia and beyond.”
3. Various shots, people evacuating by buses
STORYLINE
A new safe passage operation to evacuate civilians stranded in Mariupol and other communities has been completed Wednesday (04 May). Once again, teams from the United Nations and colleagues from the International Committee of the Red Cross worked together to bring people who wanted to leave areas experiencing hostilities to safety, with the agreement of the parties to the conflict.

Over 300 civilians from Mariupol, Manhush, Berdiansk, Tokmak and Vasylivka are now receiving humanitarian assistance in Zaporizhzhia. Many came with nothing but the clothes they were wearing, and we will now support them during this difficult time, including with much- needed psychological support.

While this second evacuation of civilians from areas in Mariupol and beyond is significant, much more must be done to make sure all civilians caught up in fighting can leave, in the direction they wish. The UN’s work with the parties to guarantee safe passage for civilians will continue.
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