UN / CHAD HUMANITARIAN UPDATE

17-Aug-2022 00:01:01
Torrential rains in Chad have killed 22 people and destroyed more than 2,000 hectares of farmland since June, impacting more than 110,000 people throughout the country, a United Nations spokesperson said. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / SOMALIA DROUGHT UPDATE
TRT: 01:01
SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGES: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 16 AUGUST 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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1. Wide shot, United Nations Headquarters

16 AUGUST 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, spokesperson Farhan Haq at to podium
3. Med shot, journalists
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Torrential rains have killed 22 people and destroyed more than 2,000 hectares of farmland since June. More than 110,000 people throughout the country are impacted, according to authorities. This number is expected to rise.
The city of N'Djamena has the largest number of flood-affected people, with more than 41,000. We, along with our partners, are supporting the Government in providing emergency assistance of food, shelter, malaria management and other critical help. Our humanitarian colleagues note that the humanitarian needs prior to floods were only funded at 34 per cent as of mid-August - $171 million received out of $510 million needed. A comprehensive response plan has been launched today, with support from OCHA – and we’re calling on donors for their support.”
5. Wide shot, end of briefing
STORYLINE
Torrential rains in Chad have killed 22 people and destroyed more than 2,000 hectares of farmland since June, impacting more than 110,000 people throughout the country, a United Nations spokesperson said today (17 Aug)

The spokesperson, Farhan Haq, said “this number is expected to rise.”

Haq said, “the city of N'Djamena has the largest number of flood-affected people, with more than 41,000” and added that the UN and partners, “are supporting the Government in providing emergency assistance of food, shelter, malaria management and other critical help.”

Noting that humanitarian needs prior to floods were only funded at 34 per cent as of mid-August, he said, “a comprehensive response plan has been launched today, with support from OCHA – and we’re calling on donors for their support.”
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