TURKEY / JOLIE

13-Sep-2012 00:01:55
UNHCR special envoy Angelina Jolie continued her tour of countries hosting large numbers of refugees from Syria, in a bid to highlight the plight of people fleeing the conflict. UNHCR
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STORY: TURKEY / ANGELINA JOLIE
TRT: 1.55
SOURCE: UNHCR
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 13 SEPTEMBER 2012, KILIS CAMP, TURKEY
SHOTLIST
13 SEPTEMBER 2012, KILIS CAMP, TURKEY

1. Tracking shot, Angelina Jolie and Antonio Guterres walking into Kilis Camp
2. Various shots, camp
3. Wide shot, medical tent
4. SOUND UP (English) Saad, Young refugee:
“My two brothers, the first one is dead.”
SOUND UP (English) Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy, UNHCR:
“Sorry the first one is ..?”
SOUND UP (English) Saad, Young refugee:
“He is dead.”
SOUND UP (English) Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy, UNHCR:
“How old was he?”
SOUND UP (English) Saad, Young refugee:
“Twenty-four.”
5. Wide shot, children and family in camp
6. Med shot, Saad’s family
SOUNDBITE (English) Saad, Young refugee:
“In Syria there isn’t any family without, all the Syrian families have someone got hurt.”
7. Various shots, camp
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR:
“It is now time for the international community to understand that with the high numbers crossing borders, Turkey like Jordan like Iraq and Lebanon they can't do it alone. They need solidarity, the engagement of the international community.”
9. Med shot, journalists
SOUNDBITE (English) Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy, UNHCR:
“I would like to express my gratitude as well to Turkey and Turkish people for opening their border to these families who have suffered so much and continue to suffer so much.”
10. Various shots, Antonio Guterres with a refugee woman whose son has an injured leg
11. Various shots, children in camp
12. Wide shot, Jolie and Guterres leaving the camp
STORYLINE
UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres and his Special Envoy Angelina Jolie today (13 September) reiterated the urgent need to help countries hosting tens of thousands of Syrian refugees, as they visited the Kilis camp located near Turkey's border with Syria.

More than 80,000 refugees, mainly women and children, are staying in these camps and the government is preparing to house a further 36,000 by the end of this month. In addition, up to 60,000 people are thought to be staying with relatives or renting rooms and apartments in urban areas.

At the Kilis camp, 12,000 refugees reside in converted freight containers, providing some semblance of home. Governor Tapsiz said a further 4,000 were living in the town of Kilis and receiving aid.

Nine year old Saad from Aleppo talked with Jolie and told her how one of his brothers had been recently killed.

SOUND UP (English) Saad, Young refugee:
“My two brothers, the first one is dead.”
SOUND UP (English) Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy, UNHCR:
“Sorry the first one is ..?”
SOUND UP (English) Saad, Young refugee:
“He is dead.”
SOUND UP (English) Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy, UNHCR:
“How old was he?”
SOUND UP (English) Saad, Young refugee:
“Twenty-four.”

Saad also talked about the destruction of Aleppo, and that it would take years to rebuild.

SOUNDBITE (English) Saad, Young refugee:
“In Syria there isn’t any family without, all the Syrian families have someone got hurt.”

There are nine camps in Turkey now, with four more under construction.

During their trip, Guterres and Jolie thanked Turkey for keeping its borders open for anyone seeking asylum; for adopting a system of temporary protection; and providing assurance that no Syrian would be forcibly returned.

SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR:
"It is now time for the international community to understand that with the high numbers crossing borders, Turkey like Jordan like Iraq and Lebanon they can't do it alone. They need solidarity, the engagement of the international community."

SOUNDBITE (English) Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy, UNHCR:
“I would like to express my gratitude as well to Turkey and Turkish people for opening their border to these families who have suffered so much and continue to suffer to much.”

The Turkish government is identifying the most vulnerable refugees in all areas and providing them with aid as well as moving people from inadequate shelters to camps. Some 6,000 refugees live in hangars while waiting entry to Turkey at the Kilis border crossing. They will likely be moved to the new camps.

Since the start of the crisis, 115,000 Syrians have arrived at the camps in Turkey, but 35,000 have since returned voluntarily. In April, Turkey asked the international community to contribute to the response effort.
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