ETHIOPIA / REFUGEES GRANDI VISIT

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On a four-day visit to Ethiopia, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, praised the Government’s openness to new and innovative approaches to improve the lives of the more than 900,000 refugees in the country, as well as the communities hosting them. UNHCR

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STORY: ETHIOPIA / REFUGEES GRANDI VISIT
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DATELINE: JUNE 2018 - 11 FEBRUARY 2019, MELKADIDA, ETHIOPIA

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JUNE 2018, MELKADIDA, ETHIOPIA

1. Drone shot, Melkadida
2. Various shots, refugees ploughing land
3. Med shot, refugees spreading seeds

11 FEBRUARY 2019, MELKADIDA, ETHIOPIA

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees:
“What has developed here is a unique approach to self-reliance of refugees where the Government of Ethiopia has been extremely open; open to innovative approaches as well. The two communities – the host community, the Ethiopian host community and Somali refugees – have been able to work together in harmony.”
5. Wide shot, High Commissioner visiting solar power project
6. Wide shot, High Commissioner visiting solar power project
7. Close up, High Commissioner speaking at solar power project
8. Various shots, power units
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees:
“For the first time, we are implementing the Global Compact on Refugees. People always tell me, ‘When are you going to implement it?’Well, we’re already implementing it here with multiple partners cooperating towards development projects, irrigation, education, vocational training.”

12 FEBRUARY 2019, MELKADIDA, ETHIOPIA

10. Wide shot, High Commissioner meeting with women
11. Close up, young woman
12. Med shot, women weaving

STORYLINE:

On a four-day visit to Ethiopia, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, praised the Government’s openness to new and innovative approaches to improve the lives of the more than 900,000 refugees in the country, as well as the communities hosting them.

Grandi said, “What has developed here is a unique approach to self-reliance of refugees where the Government of Ethiopia has been extremely open; open to innovative approaches as well. The two communities – the host community, the Ethiopian host community and Somali refugees – have been able to work together in harmony.”

Grandi visited a project in Melkadida where investment from Ethiopia and support from the Government is helping refugees and host communities make 1,000 hectares of dry and arid land more productive for all. Melkadida, which lies along the border with Somalia, hosts 200,000 refugees.

Ikea has invested $100 million dollars into facilities for irrigation, power and education and has signed a deal to extend the support for three more.

Ethiopia has a long history of hosting refugees and maintains an open-door asylum policy, giving humanitarian access and protection to those seeking refuge.
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