SYRIA / RAQQA FOOD AID

12-Jul-2017 00:02:45
Using a newly opened land route that has allowed access for the first time in three years to rural areas north of Raqqa, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has reached two new locations with food assistance. WFP
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STORY: SYRIA / RAQQA FOOD AID
TRT: 2:45
SOURCE: WFP
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ARABIC /ENGLISH /NATS

DATELINE: 2-5 JULY 2017, AQTAN CAMP, NORTHEASTERN SYRIA
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2-4 JULY 2017, AQTAN CAMP, NORTHEASTERN SYRIA

1. Wide shot, people walking in camp
2. Wide shot, tents
3. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Abo Ismael, farmer from Raqqa:
“Da’esh destroyed my house, took my documents, my sheep, 50 hens, they took everything.”
4. Med shot, woman in tent
5. Close up, pot on stove
6. Wide shot, family in tent
7. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Abo Nasha’at, state worker:
“I am from Mansoura, the shelling didn’t stop and Daesh(ISIS) wouldn’t let us leave. There was no food, no bread, no drinking water, absolutely nothing.”
8. Wide shot, water tank
9. Med shot, boy filling a water canister
10. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Um Khaled, from Raqqa:
“The weather is so hot it feels like the tent is on fire. The drinking water is also hot.”

5 JULY 2017, AL HOWL CAMP, NORTHEASTERN SYRIA

11. Wide shot, camp
12. Med shot, people carrying boxes
13. Various shots, aid distribution

7 JULY 2017, QAMISHLI, NORTHEASTERN SYRIA

14. Wide shot, WFP track arriving
15. Wide shot, track parking
16. Wide shot, people unloading sacks

2 JULY 2017, DAMASCUS, SYRIA

17. SOUNDBITE (English) Jakob Kern, WFP Syria Country Director:
“We didn’t have access by road since 2015 and this allows us now to support 250,000 people with life-saving food assistance every month it also allows us to support the internally displaced people from Raqqa city this road access replaces an air bridge that we operated for a year now. And of course the cost savings are significant with the savings we can support 100,000 more people every year.”

5 JULY 2017, AL HOWL CAMP, NORTHEASTERN SYRIA

18. Various shots, family eating
STORYLINE
Using a newly opened land route that has allowed access for the first time in three years to rural areas north of Raqqa, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has reached two new locations with food assistance.

This new access allows WFP to expand its regular food deliveries to Raqqa. WFP is now delivering food every month to nearly 200,000 people, displaced in eight hard-to-reach locations inside Raqqa governorate as well as other areas in neighbouring governorates. Since June, WFP has dispatched 52 trucks carrying food assistance for these locations.

Prior to the re-opening of the road that links Aleppo to Hasakeh -- the western and eastern parts of Syria, WFP operated an airlift to deliver life-saving food assistance from Damascus airport to Qamishli to reach those in need in Hasakeh, Raqqa and Deir Ezzor governorates.

WFP distributes monthly food and nutrition supplies through its local partners working in Tabqa, Mansoura, rural areas north of Raqqa city, Ain Issa, Journiyeh, Tal Abyad, Al-Karama and Suluk in Raqqa governorate as well as Abu Khashab and Mabrouka camp in the nearby governorates of Deir Ezzor and Hassakeh – both of which host displaced people from Raqqa.

Most of Raqqa was taken over by ISIS in 2014. WFP was able to reach parts of the governorate in March this year for the first time since July 2015.
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