COLOMBIA / DISPLACED SHELTERS

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23-Oct-2019 00:03:05
With the help from the UN Refugee Agency (UNCHR), Yoryanis, once an internally displaced person in Colombia then a refugee in Venezuela, now is turning a seaside settlement into a safe home back in Colombia. UNHCR

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STORY: COLOMBIA / DISPLACED SHELTERS
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SOURCE: UNHCR
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LANGUAGES: SPANISH / NATS

DATELINE: 1-3 MAY 2019, RIOHACHA, COLOMBIA

SHOTLIST:

1. Various shots, Yoryanis and her kids by the seaside
2.Various shots, Yoryanis walks in Brisas del Norte, hugging her son
3. Various shots, Yoryanis walks with her two sons
4. Close up, wall with a welcoming sign to Brisas del Norte neighborhood (voice over Yoryanis)
5. Various shots, inside Yoryanis shelter
6. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Yoryanis, Colombian Returnee:
“When we arrived, this was a batch of a hill, full of sand. Many family members came here. We started cleaning and making home-made shelters."
7. Various shots, shelters in Brisas del Norte
8.Various shots, Yoryanis with UNHCR staff Marco Rotunno
9. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Diana Losada, Protection Assistant, UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR):
“Through the legalization or the formalization of the area, the people who live in Brisas del Norte could access public services, such as drinkable water, sewage system, electricity. They could also start the process of ownership of the area.”
10. Various shots, kids with football teacher
11. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Yoryanis, Colombian Returnee:
“I am grateful to UNHCR, as it opened doors to me in Venezuela first, and it’s opening doors here in Colombia now.”
12. Various shots Yoryanis with UNHCR staff
13. Various shots, shelter

STORYLINE:

With the help from the UN Refugee Agency (UNCHR), Yoryanis, once an internally displaced person in Colombia then a refugee in Venezuela, now is turning a seaside settlement into a safe home back in Colombia.

Yoryanis lived years on the run. In 2002, paramilitary soldiers killed her uncle. After the attack, she moved elsewhere inside Colombia. Later she was forced to flee to Venezuela, becoming a refugee. Now Venezuela’s dire conditions have forced her family back across the border where they have built shelters by hand on Colombia’s Caribbean shore.

SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Yoryanis, Colombian Returnee:
“When we arrived, this was a batch of a hill, full of sand. Many family members came here. We started cleaning and making home-made shelters."

Some 300 families live in what is an informal settlement. They include Colombian returnees from Venezuela, displaced Venezuelans and indigenous populations. Without initial government support, they have had to build their shelters in the sand themselves. The community is fighting to have basic public services provided including water and electricity. UNHCR is offering support, along with other UN agencies and NGOs.

SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Diana Losada, Protection Assistant, UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR):
“Through the legalization or the formalization of the area, the people who live in Brisas del Norte could access public services, such as drinkable water, sewage system, electricity. They could also start the process of ownership of the area.”

SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Yoryanis, Colombian Returnee:
“I am grateful to UNHCR, as it opened doors to me in Venezuela first, and it’s opening doors here in Colombia now.”

Families in Brisas are banding together to promote peace and dialogue including activities for their young generation.
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