SYRIA-JORDAN BORDER / BERM AID

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The World Food Programme (WFP) conducted a unique operation this week to deliver aid to Syrians displaced by the conflict on the Syrian-Jordanian border. Aid supplies, including food items, bread, and hygiene kits, were hoisted using 70-metre high cranes to the Syrian side of the desert. WFP
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STORY: SYRIA-JORDAN BORDER / BERM AID
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SOURCE: WFP
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DATELINE: 3-4 AUGUST 2016, RUKBAN, JORDAN / THE BERM, SYRIA

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4 AUGUST 2016, RUKBAN, JORDAN

1. Various shots, cranes dropping aid to Syrian side
2. Wide shot, workers attaching aid to cranes
3. Pan left, aid swinging into Syrian side
4. Wide shot, people on Syrian side unloading aid
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Shada Moghraby, Spokesperson, World Food Programme:
“The World Food Programme was able to successfully deliver life-saving food to over 75,000 Syrians stranded in the Hadalat and Rukban areas that lay on Jordan’s north-eastern border in to Syria. We were able to also deliver hygiene kits provided by UNICEF and bread from the IOM (International Organization for Migration).”
6. Wide shot, makeshift shelters along the border area

3 AUGUST 2016, RUKBAN, JORDAN

7. Various shots, trucks carrying aid
8. Wide shot, workers attaching aid to cranes
9. Various shots, aid swinging into Syrian side
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Mageed Yahia, Jordan Country Director, World Food Programme:
“As you can see this is the first time that we use the cranes, and this was the only way that we could do the distribution given that there is no access, we could no cross to the other side nor the population can cross to this side, so we came up with this idea that we could drop the food in there and then monitor the distribution from the Jordanian side.”

04 AUGUST 2016, THE BERM, SYRIA

11. Various shots, vehicles carrying aid arrive to distribution point
12. Wide shot, displaced people

STORYLINE:

The World Food Programme (WFP) conducted a unique operation this week to deliver aid to Syrians displaced by the conflict on the Syrian-Jordanian border. Aid supplies, including food items, bread, and hygiene kits, were hoisted using 70-metre high cranes to the Syrian side of the desert.

More than 75,000 people seeking to escape the conflict in Syria are living in the area between the two countries known as the “berm”.

This was the first delivery of humanitarian assistance to the over 75,000 people stranded at the border since it was sealed off in June. WFP Country Director in Jordan Mageed Yahia said this “unconventional operation” was designed to give the resident of the makeshift camps “at least temporary relief.”

Yahia said the majority were women, children, and elderly people who have no access to food or medicine. He said they are living in tents and enduring temperatures of more than 50 degrees Celsius.

Jordan sealed the area following an attack in June on Jordanian military personnel. Before the border closure, United Nations agencies and aid organizations regularly delivered supplies from the Jordanian side to people stranded in no man’s land. The 650 metric tons of aid was delivered to two locations, Rukban and Hadalat, over three days.
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