UN / YEMEN UPDATE

13-Oct-2021 00:01:22
The spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric told journalists “fierce fighting” continues in Yemen, “including in Marib, Shabwah and Al Bayda governorates, where clashes have escalated over recent weeks,” and said “this escalation is having an increasingly devastating impact on civilians.” UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 13 OCTOBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior UN headquarters

13 OCTOBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric at the dais
3. Wide shot, reporters
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“In Yemen, where fierce fighting continues, including in Marib, Shabwah and Al Bayda governorates, where clashes have escalated over recent weeks, according to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. This escalation is having an increasingly devastating impact on civilians. Nearly 10,000 people were displaced in Marib in September – the highest rate recorded in the governorate in a single month so far this year. We are particularly concerned about the situation in Al Abdiyah District, south-west of Marib. The district is home to an estimated 35,000 people, including many who had found refuge there after fleeing conflict in neighbouring areas. The area has been encircled by Houthi forces since late September.”
5. Med shot, reporters
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“We continue to engaged politically in order to help the Yemenis reach a political agreement that would lead to a sustained nationwide ceasefire among other things, which would obviously have an extremely positive impact on our ability to deliver humanitarian aid.”
7. Wide shot, presser
STORYLINE
The spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric today (13 Oct) told journalists “fierce fighting” continues in Yemen, “including in Marib, Shabwah and Al Bayda governorates, where clashes have escalated over recent weeks,” and said “this escalation is having an increasingly devastating impact on civilians.”

Dujarric noted that “nearly 10,000 people were displaced in Marib in September – the highest rate recorded in the governorate in a single month so far this year,” and expressed particular concern about the situation in Al Abdiyah District, which is home to an estimated 35,000 people, “including many who had found refuge there after fleeing conflict in neighbouring areas.”

The area, he said, “has been encircled by Houthi forces since late September.”

The spokesperson said the Secretary-General and his Special Envoy Hans Grundberg “continue to engaged politically in order to help the Yemenis reach a political agreement that would lead to a sustained nationwide ceasefire among other things, which would obviously have an extremely positive impact on our ability to deliver humanitrarian aid.”
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