UN / MIDDLE EAST REFUGEES

03-Oct-2017 00:01:02
A UN spokesperson told reporters that the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) was becoming increasingly concerned over the funding situation for refugees and other displaced families in the Middle East, where currently only a quarter of families are likely to receive adequate support to prepare for the approaching winter. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / MIDDLE EAST REFUGEES
TRT: 1:02
SOURCE: UNIFEED
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS
DATELINE: 03 OCTOBER 2017, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT
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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, UNHQ exterior

03 OCTOBER 2017, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, spokesperson entering press room
3. Med shot, reporters
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“UNHCR says it is becoming increasingly concerned over the funding situation for refugees and other displaced families in the Middle East, where currently only a quarter of families are likely to receive adequate support to prepare for the approaching winter.”
5. Med shot, reporters
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“There are nearly 15 million Syrian and Iraqi refugees and internally displaced people scattered across the region. UNHCR estimates that as many as four million are in the extreme risk category and need timely and substantial help to prepare for the forthcoming winter. Of these, only one in four are likely to get the assistance they need. The $245 million Regional Winter Assistance Plan for the region is only 26 per cent funded.”
7. Wide shot, presser
STORYLINE
A UN spokesperson told reporters that the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) was becoming increasingly concerned over the funding situation for refugees and other displaced families in the Middle East, where currently only a quarter of families are likely to receive adequate support to prepare for the approaching winter.

Speaking today (3 Oct) to reporters in New York, Stéphane Dujarric noted that there are nearly 15 million Syrian and Iraqi refugees and internally displaced people scattered across the region.

UNHCR estimates that as many as four million are in the extreme risk category and need timely and substantial help to prepare for the forthcoming winter. Dujarric added, “Of these, only one in four are likely to get the assistance they need. The $245 million Regional Winter Assistance Plan for the region is only 26 per cent funded.”
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