Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: Ukraine - Soledar Aid Convoy - OCHA
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Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: Ukraine - Soledar Aid Convoy - OCHA

First UN Humanitarian Convoy Reaches Areas Close to Soledar in Eastern Ukraine

 

The U.N. office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA, announced a first inter-agency humanitarian convoy reached Ukrainian government-controlled areas close to embattled Soledar Friday morning in Donetsk Oblast. Soledar has seen some of the fiercest fighting in eastern Ukraine in recent weeks.

"Our colleagues in Ukraine have just reached government-controlled areas close to Soledar in eastern Donetsk Oblast," said Jens Laerke, OCHA spokesperson in Friday’s press briefing in Geneva.

The three-truck humanitarian convoy is bringing in “food, water, hygiene kits, medicines and other medical supplies to support over 800 people who remain in communities surrounding Soledar,” Mr. Laerke added. The convoy departed from Dnipro.  

More convoys are expected in the coming days. OCHA Spokesperson said that the UN and its partners are striving to increase inter-agency relief operations to areas close to the frontlines in Ukraine, where needs are acute.

 

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SOURCE: UNTV CH
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
ASPECT RATIO: 16:9
DATELINE: 20 January 2023
HYBRID PRESS BRIEFING
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND


SHOTLIST

 

    1. Exterior wide shot: UN flag alley UN Geneva.
    2. Cutaway: Wide shot, Press room, UN Geneva
    3. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Jens Laerke, OCHA Spokesperson: “Our colleagues in Ukraine have reached government-controlled areas close to Soledar, in eastern Donetsk’s oblast of with a three-truck humanitarian convoy to support over 800 people who remain in communities surrounding Soledar. We are bringing in food, water, hygiene kits, medicines and other medical supplies. These supplies are provided by our colleagues in WHO, UNICEF, IOM and the World Food Programme. Recent fighting in and around Soledar has caused widespread destruction, leaving people there in dire need of humanitarian assistance and we are bringing aid for 800 of them. This is the first interagency humanitarian convoy to reach this area.”
    4. Various cutaways shot in the press conference room

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