UN / HAITI UPDATE

04-Oct-2023 00:01:34
The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is concerned about the impact of growing violence in Artibonite – Haiti’s main rice-growing region, “over 100 schools have shut down and only one in four health facilities across the department remains accessible due to the increasing insecurity in the country,” a UN Spokesperson said. UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 04 OCTOBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

04 OCTOBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, press briefing room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Turning to Haiti. Our colleagues in UNICEF said today that they are concerned about the impact of growing violence in Artibonite – the country’s main rice-growing region. Over 100 schools have shut down and only one in four health facilities across the department remains accessible and that is due to the increasing insecurity in Haiti. Agricultural production has been disrupted and about a third of the population there, nearly half of them children, now require humanitarian assistance.”
4. Wide shot, press briefing room
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Humanitarian workers say insecurity makes their work very difficult, and in some cases even impossible, it is very challenging for them to access six of the department’s 17 communes, which are also cholera hotspots.”
6. Wide shot, press briefing room
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Together with partners, UNICEF has reached over 150,000 people in Artibonite including through a cholera vaccination campaign. UNICEF is also screening children for malnutrition, providing support to the health systems, to schools and students. But, as we mention regularly, funding remains critical. This year’s $720 million Humanitarian Response Plan is just over a quarter funded and UNICEF has received only 20 per cent of the $246 million it is asking for.”
8. Wide shot, press briefing room
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The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is concerned about the impact of growing violence in Artibonite – Haiti’s main rice-growing region, “over 100 schools have shut down and only one in four health facilities across the department remains accessible due to the increasing insecurity in the country,” a UN Spokesperson said.

UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric today (04 Oct) told reporters that agricultural production has been disrupted and about a third of the population in Artibonite, nearly half of them children, now require humanitarian assistance.

Dujarric added, “Humanitarian workers say insecurity makes their work very difficult, and in some cases even impossible, it is very challenging for them to access six of the department’s 17 communes, which are also cholera hotspots.”

The Spokesperson continued, “Together with partners, UNICEF has reached over 150,000 people in Artibonite including through a cholera vaccination campaign.”

UNICEF is also screening children for malnutrition, providing support to the health systems, to schools and students, Dujarric said.

However, “funding remains critical,” the Spokesperson underscored, “this year’s $720 million Humanitarian Response Plan is just over a quarter funded and UNICEF has received only 20 per cent of the $246 million it is asking for.”
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