HORN OF AFRICA / NUTRITION

11-May-2006
In the Horn of Africa, drought has left one and a half million children
under the age of five vulnerable to under nutrition. But with early
intervention, UNICEF hopes to give all children and women a better chance of survival. UNICEF
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STORY: HORN OF AFRICA / NUTRITION

TRT: 1.35

SOURCE: UNICEF

RESTRICTIONS: NONE

LANGUAGE: CH 1 ENGLISH NARR / JANE O'BRIEN

CH 2 ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: RECENT / FILE
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FILE - 21-22 JANUARY 2006 (SIGA BORDE VILLAGE & GORAYE CRATER, ETHIOPIA)

1. Wide shot, Livestock search for food on barren landscape

FILE - January 2006 (Wajid, Somalia)

2. Wide shot, Barren land at low angle

FILE - 21-22 JANUARY 2006 (SIGA BORDE VILLAGE & GORAYE CRATER, ETHIOPIA)

3. Wide shot, Herd of cattle walking

FILE - JANUARY 2006 (WAJID SOMALIA)

4. Wide shot, Man standing in middle of barren landscape

5. Med shot, Woman and child

6. Med shot, Children seated on ground

7. Wide shot, Woman walking with children on dry ground

8. Wide shot, Woman walking with children on dry ground

FILE - SEPTEMBER 29, 20005, NEW YORK CITY

9. Soundbite (English): Anne M. Veneman, UNICEF Executive Director "This is an area of Africa that suffers from drought and when drought occurs it impacts the nutrition of children and so we are concerned that children will suffer from malnutrition and as a result, they are more susceptible to disease, and in these situations previously, we've seen mortality rates for children increase."

FILE - JANUARY 2006 (WAJID SOMALIA)

10. Wide shot, Women carrying barrels on their backs across arid land

11. Med shot, Men unloading bags of food from truck

12. Wide shot, Man drops bag of food alongside 2 other bags

13. Wide shot, People collecting water

14. Wide shot, Small crowd of people gathered

FILE - 28 DECEMBER 2005 - 6 JANUARY 2006 (WAJIR, KENYA)

15. Wide shot, Women and children sitting on mats

16. Close up, Baby being fed by spoon

17. Close up, Baby being fed by cup

18. Close up, Baby being fed by spoon

19. Med shot, Young children's faces

20. Med shot, Baby being fed by spoon

21. Med shot, Woman's face

22. Tilt up, Woman holding her baby in her arms

23. Close up, Young child drinking from a cup
STORYLINE
Livestock search for food on the barren pastures of Ethiopia. The land is parched from lack of rain and stripped bare by cattle escaping the drought in neighbouring Kenya and Somalia.

The Horn of Africa is a region in crisis.

Children are hungry and so are their parents. They are among an estimated eight million people affected by the drought sweeping one of the most vulnerable corners of the world.

SOUNDBITE (English): Anne M. Veneman, UNICEF Executive Director:

"This is an area of Africa that suffers from drought and when drought occurs it impacts the nutrition of children and so we are concerned that children will suffer from malnutrition and as a result, they are more susceptible to disease, and in these situations previously, we've seen mortality rates for children increase."

At the beginning of 2006 UNICEF appealed for 16 million dollars to fund life saving emergency relief - clean water, nutrition support and measles immunization.

There are one and a half million children under the age of five in the Horn of Africa who are particularly vulnerable to under nutrition. With early intervention, UNICEF hopes to give all children and women affected by the drought a better chance of survival.

This is Jane O'Brien reporting for UNICEF television.

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