UN / GAZA ISRAEL HAMAS AGREEMENT REAX

22-Nov-2023 00:03:44
A UN spokesperson said that the Secretary-General “has welcomed the agreement reached by Israel and Hamas, with the mediation of Qatar and supported by Egypt and the United States.” UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 22 NOVEMBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

22 NOVEMBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, journalists
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The Secretary-General has welcomed the agreement reached by Israel and Hamas, with the mediation of Qatar and supported by Egypt and the United States. This is an important step in the right direction, but much more needs to be done. The United Nations will mobilize all its capacities to support the implementation of the agreement and maximize its positive impact on the humanitarian situation in Gaza.”
4. Wide shot, spokesperson Farhan Haq at the podium
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – OCHA - reports that yesterday, 63,800 litres of fuel entered Gaza from Egypt. Fuel is being distributed by the UN Relief and Works Agency – UNRWA - to support food distribution, and the operation of generators at hospitals, water and sanitation facilities, shelters, and other critical services. A total of 79 trucks carrying humanitarian supplies entered from Egypt by yesterday evening.”
6. Wide shot, spokesperson Farhan Haq at the podium
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Overall, between 21 October and 21 November, at least 1,399 truckloads of humanitarian supplies, excluding fuel, have entered Gaza through the Egyptian border, compared to a monthly average of nearly 10,000 truckloads of commercial and humanitarian commodities, excluding fuel, entering Gaza before 7 October.”
8. Med shot, journalist asking question
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Also yesterday, Al Awda Hospital in North Gaza was attacked, and three doctors and one patient’s companion were killed, and many patients injured. Since the start of the war, the World Health Organization (WHO) has documented 178 health attacks in Gaza Strip that resulted in 22 fatalities and 48 injuries among health care workers on duty.”
10. Med shot, journalist asking question
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Only two small hospitals to the north of Wadi Gaza, one in Gaza city and another in Beit Lahiya, are estimated to be partially operational and admit patients, with the remaining 22 being out of service. Of the 11 medical facilities in the south, seven are currently functional. A WHO staff member was killed alongside her 6-month-old baby, her husband and two brothers yesterday.”
12. Med shot, journalist asking question
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“As of 19 November, 108 UNRWA staff have been killed in Gaza since 7 October. Nearly 770,000 internally displaced persons, out of 1.7 million, are sheltering in 99 UNRWA facilities south of Wadi Gaza in extremely overcrowded conditions. In the past two weeks, the agency has recorded a 35 percent increase in skin diseases and a 40 percent increase in cases of diarrhea.”
14. Wide shot, spokesperson Farhan Haq at the podium
15. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“For her part, the Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Lynn Hastings, says the UN and our humanitarian partners stand ready to seize this opportunity to increase humanitarian operations wherever people in need are. She stressed that the parties need to allow for humanitarian operations to be conducted across the Gaza Strip where people are in need, especially in the north.”
16. Med shot, journalist asking question
17. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Ms. Hastings emphasized that civilians in Gaza cannot depend on humanitarian aid alone. The entry of commercial goods needs to resume, especially through the Kerem Shalom crossing, which has the capacity for it.”
18. Wide shot, spokesperson Farhan Haq walks away
STORYLINE
A UN spokesperson said that the Secretary-General “has welcomed the agreement reached by Israel and Hamas, with the mediation of Qatar and supported by Egypt and the United States.”

Briefing journalists today (22 Nov) in New York, Deputy UN spokesperson Farhan Haq said that the Secretary-General stated, “this is an important step in the right direction, but much more needs to be done. The United Nations will mobilize all its capacities to support the implementation of the agreement and maximize its positive impact on the humanitarian situation in Gaza.”

Haq said, “the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – OCHA - reports that yesterday, 63,800 litres of fuel entered Gaza from Egypt. Fuel is being distributed by the UN Relief and Works Agency – UNRWA - to support food distribution, and the operation of generators at hospitals, water and sanitation facilities, shelters, and other critical services.”

A total of 79 trucks carrying humanitarian supplies entered from Egypt by Tuesday (21 Nov) evening.

The Spokesperson continued, “Overall, between 21 October and 21 November, at least 1,399 truckloads of humanitarian supplies, excluding fuel, have entered Gaza through the Egyptian border, compared to a monthly average of nearly 10,000 truckloads of commercial and humanitarian commodities, excluding fuel, entering Gaza before 7 October.”

He added, ““Also yesterday, Al Awda Hospital in North Gaza was attacked, and three doctors and one patient’s companion were killed, and many patients injured. Since the start of the war, the World Health Organization (WHO) has documented 178 health attacks in Gaza Strip that resulted in 22 fatalities and 48 injuries among health care workers on duty.”

“Only two small hospitals to the north of Wadi Gaza, one in Gaza city and another in Beit Lahiya, are estimated to be partially operational and admit patients, with the remaining 22 being out of service,” said Haq.
Of the 11 medical facilities in the south, seven are currently functional.

Haq said, “a WHO staff member was killed alongside her 6-month-old baby, her husband and two brothers yesterday.”

He also noted, “As of 19 November, 108 UNRWA staff have been killed in Gaza since 7 October. Nearly 770,000 internally displaced persons, out of 1.7 million, are sheltering in 99 UNRWA facilities south of Wadi Gaza in extremely overcrowded conditions.”

In the past two weeks, Haq noted, “the agency has recorded a 35 percent increase in skin diseases and a 40 percent increase in cases of diarrhea.”

The Spokesperson said, “For her part, the Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Lynn Hastings, says the UN and our humanitarian partners stand ready to seize this opportunity to increase humanitarian operations wherever people in need are. She stressed that the parties need to allow for humanitarian operations to be conducted across the Gaza Strip where people are in need, especially in the north.”

Haq continued, “Ms. Hastings emphasized that civilians in Gaza cannot depend on humanitarian aid alone. The entry of commercial goods needs to resume, especially through the Kerem Shalom crossing, which has the capacity for it.”
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