GENEVA / CAP APPEAL

14-Dec-2011 00:02:45
The UN today appealed for donor nations to give $7.7 billion to pay for humanitarian emergencies to help 51 million people in 16 countries next year. Somalia, Sudan and Kenya - where tens of thousands of Somalis have sought shelter from war and famine - top the U.N.'s projections for the costliest emergencies. UNTV / FILE
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STORY: GENEVA / CAP APPEAL
TRT: 2:45
SOURCE: CH UNTV
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 14 DECEMBER 2011, GENEVA, SWIOTZERLAND / FILE
SHOTLIST
14 DECEMBER 2011, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

1. Wide shiot, exterior flags at the Palais des Nations
2. Pan right, from journalists to podium
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, United Nations:
“The total requirements for 2011 are 7.7 billion dollars. This is only slightly larger than the latest revised total of the appeals for the same countries in 2011. 14 million dollars more to be exact.”
4. Cutaway, photographer
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, United Nations:
“Overall there is a downward trend in funding requests per appeal for next year. Nine of the 16 appeals now published for 2012 have lesser requirements than the appeals for the same countries in 2011. Two others, Niger and Kenya, have increases of less than ten per cent. Those with significant increases are Somalia, Yemen, Djibouti, the Republic of South Sudan and the Mandiana situation in Philippines. Somalia requires 500 million dollars more for 2012 than for 2011”
6. Cutaway, cameraman
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, United Nations:
“As of today, funding for our consolidated and flash appeals for this year in 2011, is the same proportion to requirements one year ago, at 59 per cent, but is less in absolute terms. 5.3 billion dollars compared to 6.6 billion in November 2010. Unmet requirements this year stand at 3.6 billion dollars. ”
8. Cutaway, journalists
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, United Nations:
“This is a time of pressure on … budgets. I asked member states in my briefing to make the extraordinary political effort necessary to raise the resources needed to help people. It is a significant challenge and we need to work together to rise to that challenge.”


FILE – UNICEF - NOVEMBER 2011, TURKANA DISTRICT, KENYA

10. Pan left , huts in the Lokitoeliwo Village
11. Med shot, mother with her son who has nutritional health issues
12. Med shot, doctors handing out the therapeutic food
13. Tilt down, doctor weighing child
14. Various shots, man and woman weaving brooms

RECENT – UNDP - SOUTHERN SOMALIA

15. Various shots, women in refugee camp waiting for Charcoal
16. Various shots, tents in Refugee Camp
17. Med shots, people digging
STORYLINE
The United Nations (UN) today (14 December) appealed for donor nations to give 7.7 billion dollars to pay for humanitarian emergencies to help 51 million people across 16 countries: Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Haiti, Kenya, Niger, the occupied Palestinian Territory, Philippines, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Yemen and Zimbabwe.

Valerie Amos, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, told journalists at a briefing in Geneva that tens of millions of people would need emergency aid to survive in 2012 and many were among the most vulnerable people in the world.

Somalia, Sudan and Kenya - where tens of thousands of Somalis have sought shelter from war and famine - top the U.N.'s projections for the costliest emergencies.

The 2011 appeal is lower than the 8.9 billion dollars that the global body requested for the current year. Amos said the biggest amount in next year's appeal - about 1.5 billion dollars- would be devoted to Somalia. That would be followed by 1.1 billion dollars for Sudan and 764 million dollars for Kenya. Some 4 million people in the Horn of Africa need humanitarian aid due to the ongoing drought and insecurity in the region.

“This is a time of pressure on budgets. I asked member states in my briefing to make the extraordinary political effort necessary to raise the resources needed to help people. It is a significant challenge and we need to work together to rise to that challenge." said Amos.
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