SYRIA / EIGHT YEARS WAR

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Eight years of war in Syria have pushed millions of Syrians into hunger and poverty. The conflict has also displaced millions both inside and outside Syria. While fighting has abated in most areas, most of those returning to their towns have no homes or jobs to return to - nor do they have the means to feed and educate children. WFP

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STORY: SYRIA / EIGHT YEARS WAR
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DATELINE: 11-14 MARCH 2019, HOMS, DARAA, ALEPPO, KISWEH, SYRIA /FILE

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14 MARCH 2019, HOMS, SYRIA

1. Tracking shots, destruction in Homs
2. Tilt up, from rubble to Amal walking
3. Med shot, Amal entering building
4. Med shot, Amal standing in destroyed home
5. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Amal Jaham, returnee in Homs:
“We found our home in bad shape…needing allot of work to repair it. It’s uninhabitable. Looking around the neighborhood…recalling memories…it fills me with sadness”

11 MARCH 2019, DARAA, SYRIA

6. Various shots, destroyed and deserted amusement park
7. Wide shot, herd of sheep in front of destroyed building
8. Med shot, girl working in a field
9. Wide shot, Hani’s family working in filed
10. Wide shot, family in the camp
11. Wide shot, Hani rocking baby to sleep
12. Close up, baby crying
13. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Hani, 46 year-old, mother of seven:
“I feel terrible that my children cannot finish school. They are young children and already they have to work to live. There’s no school here”
14. UPSOUND (Arabic) Montaha, Hani’s daughter of eleven years:
“I want to be a doctor”
15. Med shot, boy playing in a barrel

FILE – OCTOBER 2018, EASTERN ALEPPO, SYRIA

16. Wide shot, children walking amidst destroyed buildings
17. Wide shot, school edifice with faces on mural obliterated by ISIS
18. Med shot, WFP staff distributing food top pupils in class
19. Wide shot, pupils eating in class

13 MARCH 2019, KISWEH, SYRIA

20. SOUNDBITE (English) Marwa Awad, WFP Spokesperson:
“Now after 8 years of war in Syria, the needs are staggeringly high. But the World Food Programme is on the ground. We are delivering food assistance to over 3 million people. We are helping people with nutritional needs and we are also doing livelihoods projects that would offer the enabling environment that would welcome these people back.”
21. Tilt down, Amina exiting food distribution center, carrying package
22. Wide shot, Amina walking in camp
23. Med shot, Amina walking into shelter
24. Various shots, Amina and her familly eating

STORYLINE:

Eight years of war in Syria have pushed millions of Syrians into hunger and poverty. The conflict has also displaced millions both inside and outside Syria. While fighting has abated in most areas, most of those returning to their towns have no homes or jobs to return to - nor do they have the means to feed and educate children.

Amal Jaham fled Homs seven years ago. Her husband is injured and two daughters are ill. She returned to her destroyed home a month ago only to find it badly damaged and no means to repair it.

SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Amal Jaham, returnee in Homs:
“We found our home in bad shape…needing allot of work to repair it. It’s uninhabitable. Looking around the neighborhood…recalling memories…it fills me with sadness”

Um Hani, 46-year-old and her 7 kids work as field hands in rural Daraa. Her husband is dead. They fled the fighting in Deir Ezzor, some 400KM away, and are now living in a tent without electricity next to a highway.

SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Hani, 46 year-old, mother of seven:
“I feel terrible that my children cannot finish school. They are young children and already they have to work to live. There’s no school here”

Hani’s daughter 11-year-old Montaha has known war for most of her life and hasn’t been to school since 2nd grade when ISIS took over her town. Never the less, she dreams about being a doctor one day.

WFP provides school meals as an incentive to get kids back in to school including areas like this one in East Aleppo formerly controlled by ISIS.

SOUNDBITE (English) Marwa Awad, WFP Spokesperson:
“Now after 8 years of war in Syria, the needs are staggeringly high. But the World Food Programme is on the ground. We are delivering food assistance to over 3 million people. We are helping people with nutritional needs and we are also doing livelihoods projects that would offer the enabling environment that would welcome these people back.”

In Syria, unemployment is running at 50 percent and is as high as 80 among young people. Some 250,000 people are benefitting from WFP’s livelihoods activities in food production and vocational training. In rural areas, WFP is helping people to rehabilitate community assets such as damaged irrigation systems.

Amina Eshky is heaing home from a WFP food distribution in Kisweh. She and her three children fled Darayya in 2013 because of the shelling. Her husband is missing and her father was killed. She is now living in an abandoned shack.

Elewhere in the region, there are over 5.6 million registered Syrian refugees, facing deepening economic, social and development challenges. Food assistance helps local economies, reducing tensions with host communities. The WFP assists more than 3 million people every month.

The agency depends on reliable and predictable funding to maintain the lifeline of food assistance on which millions of vulnerable Syrians depend. In mid-March, world leaders gather in Brussels to address the pressing issue of funding for humanitarian work across the region.
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