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28-Mar-2016 00:02:47
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon alongside World Bank President Jim Yong Kim visited several refugee camps as part of a five-day trip to the Middle East. Speaking at a Syrian refugee camp in Bekaa Valley, he said, “the only thing at this time I can tell you is please have hope, never despair there are many people around the world including Lebanese people behind you to support you." OCHA / UNIFIL
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STORY: MIDDLE EAST / BAN WRAP
TRT: 02:47
SOURCE: UNIFIL/OCHA
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATLINE: 27 MARCH 2016, ZATARI REFUGEE CAMP, JORDAN 25 MARCH 2016, TRIPOLI, BEKAA VALLEY LEBANON
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OCHA – 27 MARCH 2016, ZATARI REFUGEE CAMP, JORDAN

1 Wide shot, motorcade arriving
2. Various Ban Ki-moon visiting with refugees
3. Various shots, Ban Ki-moon talking to girl students
4. Close up, girl’s face
5. Med shot, Mr. and Mrs. Ban alongside World Bank President Jim Yong Kim photo-op
6. Various shots, women working at refugee camp
7. Med shot, young woman talking to Secretary-General

UNIFIL – 25 MARCH 2016, DELHAMIYE, BEKAA VALLEY, LEBANON

8. Wide shot, refugee camp
9. Pan left, Ban Ki-moon receiving information about the refugee camp
10. Wide shot, cameramen
11. Med shot, Ban walking to a tent
12. Med shot, Ban inside a home talking to a family
13. Close up, UNICEF volunteer greeting refugee children
14. SOUNDBITE (English) Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The only thing at this time I can tell you is please have hope. Never despair there are many people around the world including Lebanese people behind you to support you."
15. Various shots, Ban greeting refugees
16. Med shot, Mr. and Mrs. Ban leaving
17. Wide shot, helicopter taking off

25 MARCH 2016, NAQOURA, LEBANON

18. Wide shot, Nahr Al Bared Palestinian refugee camp
19. Wide shot, convoy arriving and band playing
20. Wide shot, Palestinian girl giving flowers to Ban Ki-moon
21. Wide shot, Ban walking next to United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag
22. Med shot, group photo
23. Close up, Palestinian girl wearing traditional dress
23. Med shot, Ban checking papers with Palestinian ambassador in Lebanon Ashraf Dabbour
24. Med shot, Palestinian Ambassador Ashraf Dabbour giving Palestine plaque Ban Ki-Moon
25. Various shots, Ban Ki-Moon, his wife and UN special coordinator Sigrid Kaag in the roof
26. Various shots, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon alongside World Bank President Jim Yong Kim talking to refugees
27. Med shot, Ban Ki-Moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim leaving the camp
STORYLINE
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon alongside World Bank President Jim Yong Kim visited several refugee camps as part of a five-day trip to the Middle East.

The latest international donors conference raised $5.5 billion in funding for this year. Ban said it was the “most successful one” but believes the global community needs to do much more.

On Friday (25 Mar), during his visit to Lebanon, Ban and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim underlined the UN system's commitment to the country, calling for additional funds for a refugee camp, inaugurating a new social development centre, and announcing a new financing plan for Lebanese schools.

During a visit to the Nahr El-Bared camp in northern Lebanon, which was reduced to rubble when fighting erupted in May 2007 between the radical group Fatah al Islam and the Lebanese Army, the UN chief highlighted that its reconstruction has been a top priority since beginning his tenure that same year. Many of the 31,000 Palestine refugees living there had to flee their homes.

Ban noted some of the $5.5 billion pledged this year will support the Nahr El-Bared camp reconstruction. He added that supporting these refugees will be one of the top priorities at the upcoming World Humanitarian Summit, taking place in Istanbul in May.

Later, he partook in an inauguration ceremony for the new Qobbeh Social Development Centre in northern Lebanon. The center provides people with education, vocational training, sanitation support and psychological support. It is also expected to provide support to adolescent boys and girls who are exposed to sexual gender-based violence.

The heads of the World Bank Group and the Islamic Development Bank were also in attendance, showing their commitment to helping to provide quality education and job opportunities.
Kim announced a major new $100 million initiative aimed at supporting the Government of Lebanon's plan to improve the quality of its education and to get all Lebanese and Syrian refugee children in schools by the end of the 2016-2017 school year.

The new financing was reportedly made possible thanks to a “highly unusual” decision by the Bank's Board of Directors to offer Lebanon financing terms that had been reserved only for low-income countries.
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