UN / ROHINGYA JOINT STATEMENT

16-Oct-2017 00:03:00
In a joint statement, three senior UN officials today urged stepped up support to help Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, describing the situation as “the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis and a major humanitarian emergency.” UNIFEED / FILE
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STORY: UN / ROHINGYA JOINT STATEMENT
TRT: 02:56
SOURCE: UNIFEED / FILE
RESTRICTIONS: PLEASE CREDIT UNHCR FOOTAGE ON SCREEN
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 16 OCTOBER 2017, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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13 OCTOBER 2017, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, UNHQ exterior

16 OCTOBER 2017, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, spokesperson approaching podium
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Three senior United Nations officials today urged stepped up support to help Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, a situation they call the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis and a major humanitarian emergency. Those officials include the High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, the Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, and the head of the UN Migration Agency, Bill Swing.”
4. Med shot, journalist asking question
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The statement called on the international community to intensify efforts to bring a peaceful solution to the plight of Rohingya, to end the desperate exodus, to support host communities and to ensure the conditions that will allow for refugees’ eventual voluntary return in safety and dignity. The statement also noted that the origins and, thus, the solutions to this crisis lie in Myanmar.”

UNHCR – 15 OCTOBER 2017, BANGLADESH

6. Aerial shots, Rohingya refugees

UNHCR - 10 OCTOBER 2017, BANGLADESH/MYANMAR BORDER

7. Wide shot, people wading across water with belongings in Rohingya camp area
8. Wide shot, Food bags being rushed in to distribution area
9. Wide shots, wide people standing in line for distribution
10. Wide shot, refugees under trees by side of road with belongings
11. Wide shots, refugees and makeshift shelters

UNHCR - 27 SEPTEMBER 2017, KUTUPALONG CAMP, COX’S BAZAR, BANGLADESH

12. Various shots, aerials of Kutupalong refugee camp

UNHCR - 09 SEPTEMBER 2017, KUTUPALONG CAMP, COX’S BAZAR, BANGLADESH

13. Wide shot, refugees walking in foreground with makeshift huts in background
14. Med shot, Rohingya family and child with new mattress
15. Tilt up, older woman holding UNHCR tarpaulin
16. Close up, emotional older woman
17. Med shot, Rohingya girl resting while holding bag
18. Wide shot, Rohingya girl walking away struggling to carry bags
STORYLINE
In a joint statement, three senior UN officials today (16 Oct) urged stepped up support to help Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, describing the situation as “the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis and a major humanitarian emergency.”

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, the Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, and UN Migration Agency chief William Swing called on the international community to intensify efforts to bring a peaceful solution to the plight of the Rohingya. They also called for the “end the desperate exodus, to support host communities and ensure the conditions that will allow for refugees’ eventual voluntary return in safety and dignity.” They stressed that the origins and the solutions to this crisis “lie in Myanmar.”

The officials said the Pledging Conference in Geneva on 23 October 2017 is being organized by their agencies provides governments from around the world an opportunity to show their solidarity and share the burden and responsibility. They said the Government of Bangladesh, local charities and volunteers, the UN and NGOs are working in overdrive to provide assistance, but much more is urgently needed. They called on leaders to send a strong message to the Rohingya refugees and their hosts in Bangladesh that the world is there for them in their greatest time of need.
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