WFP / NORTHEAST SYRIA RESPONSE

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The World Food Programme said it is concerned about the safety of tens of thousands of people who have become displaced due to the recent violence in northeast Syria as it is scaling-up its response with monthly food assistance to support 580,000 vulnerable people. WFP

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DATELINE: 18_22 OCTOBER 2019. HASAKEH, DAMASCUS, SYRIA / BARDARASH, IRAQ

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19 OCTOBER 2019. HASAKEH, SYRIA

1. Tilt down, unfinished building hosting 32 displaced families
2. Med shot, people in building
3. SOUNDBITE (Kurdish) Um Youssif, displaced from Ras al Ain:
“We left with nothing. A plane was bombing, and we barely managed to escape to save ourselves and our children. The organizations provided us with some items (mattresses, blankets and some food) But we have no doors, no windows. This is how we’re living.”

18 OCTOBER 2019. HASAKEH, SYRIA

4. Wide shot, Barzan school converted into temporary collective shelter
5. Wide shot, children at a water tank
6. Med shot, boy filling a water canister
7. Close up, child looking through window
8. Med shot, child sleeping on floor
9. Med shot, food distribution
10. Various shots, displaced in Tal-Baidar school converted into temporary collective shelter

22 OCTOBER 2019. DAMASCUS, SYRIA

11. SOUNDBITE (English) Antoine Renard, Head of Programme, WFP:
“WFP’s response in the northeast of Syria, has been very swift thanks to the fact that we have a 2-track approach. We have ready to eat foods to manage to reach people who have been on the move. There are now 176,000 people that have been displaced and we have managed to provide assistance in all collective shelters.”

22 OCTOBER 2019. BARDARASH, IRAQ

12. Pan right, tents of Bardarash camp
13. Med shot, little displaced girl holding a baby
14. Various shots, registration and food distribution at WFP center

STORYLINE:

The World Food Programme said it is concerned about the safety of tens of thousands of people who have become displaced due to the recent violence in northeast Syria.

Since 9 October, large numbers of people have fled the towns of Ras al-Ayn in Hasakeh and Tell Abyad in Raqqa, though some have since returned to their places of origin. Many choose to stay with family and friends rather than in collective shelters.

SOUNDBITE (Kurdish) Um Youssif, displaced from Ras al Ain:
“We left with nothing. A plane was bombing, and we barely managed to escape to save ourselves and our children. The organizations provided us with some items (mattresses, blankets and some food) But we have no doors, no windows. This is how we’re living.”


According to the WFP, as of 25 October, the number of Syrians estimated to be displaced in the region is at least 155,000 and as many as 180,000.

· WFP already provided food for more than 280,000 displaced people and members of host families in northeast Syria. The agency is scaling-up its response with monthly food assistance to support 580,000 vulnerable people, including newly-displaced people and host families.

SOUNDBITE (English) Antoine Renard, Head of Programme, WFP:
“WFP’s response in the northeast of Syria, has been very swift thanks to the fact that we have a 2-track approach. We have ready to eat foods to manage to reach people who have been on the move. There are now 176,000 people that have been displaced and we have managed to provide assistance in all collective shelters.”

WFP has so far provided food assistance to 8,850 newly-arrived Syrian refugees in Bardarash camp, Duhok governorate in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. This is in addition to the assistance already being provided to tens of thousands of Syrian refugees who are in Iraq.
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