UN / SYRIA CHOLERA OUTBREAK

13-Sep-2022 00:00:53
The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Syria, Imran Riza, expressed “serious concern” over the ongoing cholera outbreak in Syria, a UN Spokesperson said. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / SYRIA CHOLERA OUTBREAK
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SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 13 SEPTEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

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13 SEPTEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, press briefing room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Our colleague, Imran Riza, who remains for the time being the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Syria, expressed serious concern yesterday over the ongoing cholera outbreak in Syria. The number of confirmed cholera cases so far is 20 in Aleppo, four in Lattakia and two in Damascus. The UN in Syria is calling on donor countries to provide urgent additional funding to contain the outbreak and prevent it from spreading. We urge all concerned parties to ensure unimpeded and sustained access to affected communities, as well as the support of neighbouring countries to expedite the necessary approvals to ensure the timely delivery of life-saving medicines and medical supplies.”
4. Wide shot, press briefing room
STORYLINE
The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Syria, Imran Riza, expressed “serious concern” over the ongoing cholera outbreak in Syria, a UN Spokesperson said.

Speaking to reporters today (13 Sep), UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said, “the number of confirmed cholera cases so far is 20 in Aleppo, four in Lattakia and two in Damascus.”

The UN in Syria is calling on donor countries to “provide urgent additional funding to contain the outbreak and prevent it from spreading,” Dujarric added.

The UN urged all concerned parties to “ensure unimpeded and sustained access to affected communities, as well as the support of neighbouring countries to expedite the necessary approvals to ensure the timely delivery of life-saving medicines and medical supplies.”
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