UNICEF / SUDAN FORE VISIT

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Sudan is at a historic moment and it is critical that children’s rights are at the heart of the national agenda, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore said at the end of a three-day visit to the country this week. UNICEF

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STORY: UNICEF / SUDAN FORE VISIT
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DATELINE: 26 OCTOBER 2019, KHARTOUM, SUDAN / 27 OCTOBER 2019, SOUTH KORDOFAN, SUDAN / 27 OCTOBER 2019, KADUGLI, SUDAN

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26 OCTOBER 2019, PRIME MINISTER OFFICE, KHARTOUM, SUDAN

1. Wide shot, Fore walking into PM office
2. Med shot, Prime Minister speaks and welcomes ED
3. Med shot, children holding signs outside PM office while PM is speaking
4. Close up, child holding Sudan sign
5. Med shot, Fore and PM clapping for children
6. Med shot, PM and Fore opening envelope
7. Med shot, Fore and PM reading handwritten letters from children

27 OCTOBER 2019, UMM BATTAH SCHOOL, KADUGLI, SOUTH KORDOFAN, SUDAN

8. Wide shot, Fore reads a lesson book with four girls
9. Wide shot, from side ED Fore stands in classroom
10. Med shot, Fore outside school
11. Med shot, Fore greeting students
27 OCTOBER 2019, KADUGLI PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL, KADUGLI, SUDAN
12. Close up, baby
13. Med shot, woman rocks baby
14. Close up, ED watches measurement
15. Close up, doctor measures arm of baby

STORYLINE:

Sudan is at a historic moment and it is critical that children’s rights are at the heart of the national agenda, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore said at the end of a three-day visit to the country this week.

During the visit, her first to Sudan, Fore met with several senior government officials, including Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok, and travelled to Kadugli in South Kordofan where she met with partners and communities.

Decades of conflict and underdevelopment have left millions of children vulnerable. According to UNICEF, over 38 per cent of children under-five years are believed to be stunted (too short for their age). Some 17 per cent are wasted (too thin for their height). Approximately 120 children die every day due to under-nutrition and related causes. 2.6 million children need humanitarian assistance. Nearly 1 million children were displaced in 2019. 3.6 million children out of school, mostly in conflict-affected areas.

In her discussions with the authorities, Fore stressed the need to prioritize children’s needs including by strengthening action against malnutrition, addressing the education crisis, and increasing investments in children and young people.

In Kadugli, Fore also met with children who were separated from their families as a result of the conflict. She also spoke with partners who work to demobilize children formerly involved in the fighting and help reintegrate them in their communities, with support from UNICEF.

Fore also me with adolescents and young people, in both Khartoum and South Kordofan, who told her about their hopes for their future and that of their country.
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