UN / HAITI CHOLERA UPDATE

25-Oct-2022 00:01:26
There has been a worrying sharp increase in suspected cholera cases over the past few days in Haiti, with the number of suspected cases nearly doubling between 20 and 23 October, informed a UN Spokesperson. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / HAITI CHOLERA UPDATE
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SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 25 OCTOBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT
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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

25 OCTOBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2.Wide shot, press briefing room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“We are reporting from there that there has been a worrying sharp increase in suspected cholera cases over the past few days. According to the Haitian health ministry, the number of suspected cases nearly doubled between 20 and 23 October – from about 1,000 to close to 2,000. Our colleagues say this is making the fight against the disease that much more challenging. UNICEF says children under 14 account for almost half of all the suspected cases. The lack of fuel in the country, as well as gang activity means it is more difficult for humanitarian workers to reach those in need.”
4. Med shot, journalists in the audience
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Despite this, UNICEF has started delivering safe drinking water to about 1,000 people in Cité Soleil -which, you know, is one of the epicentres of this most recent outbreak of cholera. The World Food Programme (WFP) has also been able to distribute food there, reaching some 6,000 of the most vulnerable people over the weekend. Meanwhile, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is providing 75,000 cholera and hygiene items to patients in cholera treatment centres, the local population, as well as prison inmates. As you’ll recall, there have been issues with cholera in prisons, as well.”
6. Close up, journalist asking question
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“For its part, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) established mobile clinics offering sexual and reproductive health services in areas impacted by armed gang violence and with a high rate of suspected cholera cases.”
8. Wide shot, briefing room
STORYLINE
There has been a worrying sharp increase in suspected cholera cases over the past few days in Haiti, with the number of suspected cases nearly doubling between 20 and 23 October, informed a UN Spokesperson.

Briefing journalists on Tuesday (25 Oct) in New York, Stéphane Dujarric said that, according to the Haitian health ministry, the number of cases went from about 1,000 to close to 2,000.

The Spokesperson said that “this is making the fight against the disease that much more challenging.”

Data from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) shows that children under 14 account for almost half of all the suspected cases.

The Spokesperson said that “the lack of fuel in the country, as well as gang activity means it is more difficult for humanitarian workers to reach those in need.”

Despite this, Dujarric briefed, “UNICEF has started delivering safe drinking water to about 1,000 people in Cité Soleil - which, you know, is one of the epicentres of this most recent outbreak of cholera.”

The World Food Programme (WFP) has also been able to distribute food there, reaching some 6,000 of the most vulnerable people over the weekend.

Meanwhile, continued the Spokesperson, “the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is providing 75,000 cholera and hygiene items to patients in cholera treatment centres, the local population, as well as prison inmates.”

For its part, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) “established mobile clinics offering sexual and reproductive health services in areas impacted by armed gang violence and with a high rate of suspected cholera cases.”
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