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9 October 2002
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOON BRIEFING
BY FRED ECKHARD
SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS
UN HEADQUARTERS, NEW YORK
Wednesday, October 9, 2002
HUMANITARIAN ASSESSMENT MISSION ARRIVES IN JERUSALEM
Today, a UN inter-agency technical assessment mission, led by Assistant Emergency Relief Coordinator Ross Mountain, arrived in Jerusalem to look into the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the occupied Palestinian territories.
The mission is scheduled to spend the next 10 days in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza and will produce a humanitarian plan of action for the occupied territories. It will also follow up on the other
made by the Secretary-General’s Personal Humanitarian Envoy, Catherine Bertini, after her
to the region in mid-August.
The technical assessment mission includes senior staff from the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA
), the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East (UNSCO
) and other key operational agencies.