MALI / CANADIAN PEACEKEEPERS BROLL

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04-Apr-2019 00:03:10
Since their deployment to northern Mali in July 2018, the 250 Canadian peacekeepers based in Gao have saved lives conducting seven aeromedical evacuations and treated more than 25 patients. MINUSMA

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STORY: MALI / CANADIAN PEACEKEEPERS BROLL
TRT: 3:10
SOURCE: MINUSMA
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: NATS

DATELINE: 28 MARCH 2019, GAO, MALI

SHOTLIST:

1. Tracking shot, soldiers running towards helicopter
2. Pan left, helicopter exits hangar
3. Various shots, soldiers preparing for takeoff
4. Various shots, helicopter flying
5. Tilt up, helicopter fly over
6. Various shots, medics assisting wounded (exercise)
7. Pan right, helicopter landing
8. Various shots, soldiers deploying
9. Various shots, evacuation of wounded (exercise)
10. Tracking shot, wounded on stretchers loaded into tracks
11. Med shot, medics closing doors on ambulance
12. Wide shot, ambulance leaving

STORYLINE:

This Canadians peacekeepers are deep in Mali’s Saharan desert on a training mission to rescue wounded frontline troops. Shortly after takeoff, the visibility went from poor to zero. A combination of dust and an unexpected haze are the biggest threats for the air crews.

Doctor Marie-Andrée Lavoie and her team of medics are flying board a CH-147 Chinook helicopter for a training evacuation exercise in hostile terrain. A thousand feet above ground, Doctor Lavoie turns the helicopter into a flying hospital.

While this a training exercise the dangers are real and the harsh desert climate, extreme heat and sand storms are big threats.

The MEDEVAC operations are essential to the UN mission in Mali, MINUSMA.

The 250 Canadian peacekeepers based in Gao have saved lives conducting seven aeromedical evacuations and treated more than 25 patients.

Canada joined the peacekeeping mission in the West African nation in July 2018, with a mandate to provide air support to 15,000 UN forces with eight Canadian helicopters. The three CH-146 Griffon and five CH-147 Chinook helicopters have transported more than 5,500 passengers and moved more than 350,000 pounds of cargo in support of medical evacuation.
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