PAKISTAN / HOST COMMUNITIES

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18-Aug-2014 00:02:18
Thousands of displaced in Bannu, Pakistan are choosing to stay with relatives, friends or even strangers in order to avoid living in Government camps as they wish to preserve their tradition of purdah or privacy for their women. 19 August is World Humanitarian Day. UNIC PAKISTAN

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STORY: PAKISTAN / HOST COMMUNITIES
TRT: 2.18
SOURCE: UNIC PAKISTAN
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: URDU / NATS

DATELINE: RECENT, BANNU, PAKISTAN

SHOTLIST:

1. Wide shot, women and children in a room
2. Med shot, two women and a kid crying
3. Close up, crying kid
4. Close up, kid with others in background
5. Close up, a girl playing
6. Med shot, girls playing
7. Close up, girl playing
8. Med shot, kids playing
9. Close up, a girl playing
10. Close up, two girls playing
11. Wide shot, courtyard kids coming out of the room
12. Wide shot, kitchen two women sharing kitchen
13. Med shot, a woman making bread
14. Close up, woman making bread
15. Med shot, girls playing
16. Wide shot, males sitting in another room
17. Med shot, males sitting in another room
18. Close up, boy
19. SOUNDBITE (Urdu) Farooq Ahmed, Host to Family from North Waziristan:
“There are 4 rooms in my house- 2 small rooms downstairs and 2 upstairs. Those upstairs get very hot so we all sleep downstairs between 12-15 of us in each room. The small children have their feet on each other sleeping on the floor. Because of this many children have been ill some of them have had diarrhea and we’ve been to the hospital a lot. It is very difficult and the rooms are small and more and more relatives are coming. Staying in this house is becoming too hard.”
20. Med shot, two boys playing with phone
21. SOUNDBITE (Urdu) Zahir Khan, IDP Living with Son in Bannu:
“In the other camp when we saw it we realized we wouldn’t be able to honour our system of purdah for our women. There were so many people from different tribes who we don’t know all staying in one place so we couldn’t stay there with our women. We had no idea what would happen or what difficulties we could face.”
22. Close up, kid sleeping with his grand father
23. Close up, Ahmed

STORYLINE:

Thousands of IDPs in Bannu, Pakistan are choosing to stay with relatives, friends or even strangers in order to avoid living in Government camps as they wish to preserve their tradition of purdah or privacy for their women.

Around one million people from North Waziristan have been displaced after the Pakistan Army launched a full-scale military operation on 15 June to clear out militants based there.

Many residents had to flee on foot leaving what little wealth they had behind. The majority arrived in the nearby town of Bannu that has seen its population double in size and is now under huge strain due to the sudden influx of IDPs or internally displaced people.

Farood Ahmed has had to shelter his father’s family from North Waziristan and so there are now over 40 people living in 4 rooms.

SOUNDBITE (Urdu) Farooq Ahmed, Host to Family from North Waziristan:
“There are 4 rooms in my house- 2 small rooms downstairs and 2 upstairs. Those upstairs get very hot so we all sleep downstairs between 12-15 of us in each room. The small children have their feet on each other sleeping on the floor. Because of this many children have been ill some of them have had diarrhea and we’ve been to the hospital a lot. It is very difficult and the rooms are small and more and more relatives are coming. Staying in this house is becoming too hard.”

He says the situation is intolerable and can’t go on indefinitely and he may have to shift to a camp himself in order to relieve the burden at home.

His father said none of them were ready for the difficulties they had to face

SOUNDBITE (Urdu) Zahir Khan, IDP Living with Son in Bannu:
“In the other camp when we saw it we realized we wouldn’t be able to honour our system of purdah for our women. There were so many people from different tribes who we don’t know all staying in one place so we couldn’t stay there with our women. We had no idea what would happen or what difficulties we could face.”

19 August is World Humanitarian Day.
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UNIC PAKISTAN
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1148540