UN / ETHIOPIA UPDATE

08-Sep-2022 00:02:41
A UN spokesperson said that the World Food Programme's first humanitarian shipment of grain from Ukraine that was delivered under the Black Sea Grain Initiative has started to arrive in Ethiopia. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / ETHIOPIA UPDATE
TRT: 02:41
SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 08 SEPTEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT
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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations

08 SEPTEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Dujarric walking to the podium, journalists, press room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The World Food Programme’s first humanitarian shipment of grain from Ukraine that was delivered under the Black Sea Grain Initiative has started to arrive in Ethiopia.
As you will recall, the Motor Velles Brave Commander arrived in Djibouti on 30 August, and this is one of the vessels that the Secretary-General was able to see in the Bosphorus.”
4. Wide shot, Dujarric at podium
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“WFP says the grain will support one month of assistance for over 1.5 million people who have been displaced by drought and conflict. The grain is currently being unloaded in WFP’s main warehouse in the city of Adama and will be distributed in the coming weeks. Conflict, drought, and rising costs are driving food insecurity across Ethiopia.”
6. Med shot, journalists
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“With 20 million people in need of food aid in Ethiopia, the World Food Programme says supply chain stability is critical to its work. Also, on Ethiopia, we’re being told by our humanitarian colleagues that fighting in the north of the country continues to impact vulnerable people and the delivery of aid.”
8. Med shot, journalists
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“In parts of Tigray, Amhara, and Afar regions, tens of thousands of people are reportedly being displaced by fighting and insecurity. There have been no humanitarian convoy movements into Tigray since 23 August. This is preventing the delivery of supplies, including additional fertilizer for the upcoming planting season. The twice-weekly UN Humanitarian Air Service flights between Addis Ababa and Mekelle have also been halted since 25 August. Within Tigray, we continue to distribute available fertilizers and other aid, as much as we can.”
10. Med shot, journalists
SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Our partners were able to reach a site hosting internally displaced people in the Benishangul Gumuz region of western Ethiopia for the first time in more than one year. They provided water, sanitation and hygiene, shelter, emergency health supplies, dignity kits, and other items. In eastern and southern Ethiopia, the drought continues, with more than 16 million people targeted for humanitarian assistance. In Ethiopia, more than eight million people impacted by drought have received food aid this year.”
11. Wide shot, Dujarric leaving the podium
STORYLINE
A UN spokesperson said that the World Food Programme (WFP) first humanitarian shipment of grain from Ukraine that was delivered under the Black Sea Grain Initiative has started to arrive in Ethiopia.
Updating journalists today (8 Sep) in New York, the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric, reported that the grain is currently being unloaded in WFP’s main warehouse in the city of Adama and will be distributed in the coming weeks.

According to WFP, the grain will support one month of assistance for over 1.5 million people who have been displaced by drought and conflict, said Dujarric.

He also said that conflict, drought, and rising costs are driving food insecurity across Ethiopia.

With 20 million people in need of food aid in Ethiopia, the World Food Programme says supply chain stability is critical to its work, Dujarric reported.

He added, “We’re being told by our humanitarian colleagues that fighting in the north of the country continues to impact vulnerable people and the delivery of aid.”

In parts of Tigray, Amhara, and Afar regions, tens of thousands of people are reportedly being displaced by fighting and insecurity.

There have been no humanitarian convoy movements into Tigray since 23 August, and this is preventing the delivery of supplies, including additional fertilizer for the upcoming planting season.

The twice-weekly UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) flights between Addis Ababa and Mekelle have also been halted since 25 August, noted Dujarric.

“Within Tigray, we continue to distribute available fertilizers and other aid, as much as we can,” he added.

On a positive note, he also said, “our partners were able to reach a site hosting internally displaced people in the Benishangul Gumuz region of western Ethiopia for the first time in more than one year.”

They provided water, sanitation and hygiene, shelter, emergency health supplies, dignity kits, and other items.

In eastern and southern Ethiopia, the drought continues, with more than 16 million people targeted for humanitarian assistance.

In Ethiopia, more than eight million people impacted by drought have received food aid this year.
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