UN / UKRAINE UPDATE

28-Nov-2022 00:02:48
The UN continues to be concerned about the plight of civilians in Ukraine especially as winter sets in, a UN Spokesperson said today. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / UKRAINE UPDATE
TRT: 02:47
SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 28 NOVEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT
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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1.Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

28 NOVEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2.Wide shot, press briefing room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The Humanitarian Coordinator, Denise Brown, travelled over the weekend to Kherson and Mykolaiv, in the south of the country, to see the humanitarian situation in these two cities, meet authorities and monitor the response provided by aid organizations. Since the start of the war and until recently, Mykolaiv had been shelled almost daily, leaving some 250,000 people who remained in the city completely cut off from water supply and other essential services. Local authorities tell us that now, with the front lines moving further from the city, they are finally able to start to repair the water system.”
4. Close up, journalist asking question
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The situation, however, is still critical and the city continues to receive people fleeing Kherson in recent days, which has been a trend since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Ms. Brown says that, to help the people of Mykolaiv and those arriving from other places, humanitarian organizations, with the support of our donors, are coming together and making every effort to support the authorities to prepare the city for the winter. Some heating points have already been established in Mykolaiv to help people who cannot heat their homes. Aid workers are providing supplies and generators to make these places functional.”
6. Close up, journalist asking question
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“In Kherson, Denise Brown saw how the supplies provided by the UN and our partners since the Government retook control of the city have made a difference in the lives of people. We expect that, with support of the authorities, we will be able to cover the basic needs of people who have stayed in the city, if we are able to sustain the same level of aid sent over the past two weeks.
The situation with water, heating and electricity, however, remains dire, although the electricity supply is gradually being restored.”
8. Close up, journalist asking question
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“We continue to be concerned about the plight of civilians in Ukraine especially as winter sets in. We are working to support people with services and supplies to make sure they can be protected and keep warm during these harsh months. Donors’ financial support to the Ukraine humanitarian response has been extraordinary – we thank them for that – with $3.1 billion received of the $4.3 billion Flash Appeal in 2022. In order to maintain the momentum of the response and continuity of operations to support people across Ukraine over these cold winter months, continued funding is obviously critical.”
10. Wide shot, Dujarric in the podium
STORYLINE
The UN continues to be concerned about the plight of civilians in Ukraine especially as winter sets in, a UN Spokesperson said today.

Briefing journalists on Monday (28 Nov), the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric, said the UN is also “working to support people with services and supplies to make sure they can be protected and keep warm during these harsh months.”

Dujarric called donors’ financial support to the Ukraine humanitarian response “extraordinary”, with 3.1 billion US dollars received of the 4.3 billion Flash Appeal in 2022.

According to the Spokesperson, “in order to maintain the momentum of the response and continuity of operations to support people across Ukraine over these cold winter months, continued funding is obviously critical.”

Dujarric also informed that the Humanitarian Coordinator, Denise Brown, travelled over the weekend to Kherson and Mykolaiv, in the south of the country, to see the humanitarian situation in these two cities, meet authorities and monitor the response provided by aid organizations.

He said that “since the start of the war and until recently, Mykolaiv had been shelled almost daily, leaving some 250,000 people who remained in the city completely cut off from water supply and other essential services.”

Dujarric noted that, according to local authorities, “with the front lines moving further from the city, they are finally able to start to repair the water system.”


The spokesperson added that the situation, however, “is still critical and the city continues to receive people fleeing Kherson in recent days, which has been a trend since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine."


According to Brown, “to help the people of Mykolaiv and those arriving from other places, humanitarian organizations, with the support of our donors, are coming together and making every effort to support the authorities to prepare the city for the winter.”

“Some heating points have already been established in Mykolaiv to help people who cannot heat their homes. Aid workers are providing supplies and generators to make these places functional,” Dujarric informed.


He also said that, in Kherson, “Denise Brown saw how the supplies provided by the UN and our partners since the Government retook control of the city have made a difference in the lives of people.”

“We expect that, with support of the authorities, we will be able to cover the basic needs of people who have stayed in the city, if we are able to sustain the same level of aid sent over the past two weeks,” Dujarric said.

The situation with water, heating and electricity, however, “remains dire, although the electricity supply is gradually being restored.”
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