HAITI EARTHQUAKE / DSG MOHAMMED VISIT

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On a two-day mission to Haiti, the UN deputy chief said on Friday that she was struck by the resilience of the Haitian people, who had mobilized quickly to support their neighbours in the aftermath of last week’s massive earthquake and subsequent tropical storm. UNIFEED

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STORY: HAITI EARTHQUAKE / DSG MOHAMMED VISIT
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DATELINE: 20 AUGUST 2021, LES CAYES / PORT-U-PRINCE, HAITI

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20 AUGUST 2021, LES CAYES, HAITI

1.Aerial shot, Les Cayes
2.Wide shot, delegation onboard a helicopter
3.Close up, Mohammed looking through window
4.Med shot, UNDP Administrator Steiner looking through window
5.Aerial shot, Les Cayes
6.Wide shot, Mohammed disembarking helicopter
7.Pan left, delegation greeted and walking away
8.Tracking shot, destroyed houses
9.Tracking shot, bulldozer working in rubble
10.Wide shot, tents
11.Pan right, tents
12. Wide shot, bulldozer in rubble oh hotel Le Manuier where PAHO staff died
13.Pan right, Mohammed walking in rubble of hotel
14.Pan left, from hotel debris to Mohammed
15.Various shots, Mohammed praying
16.Various shots, people in rubble
17.Pan left, Mohammed entering maternity ward of Immaculate Conception Hospital
18.Pan right, from patients to delegation
19.Close up, premature born baby
20.Med shot, Mohammed talking to nurse
21.Med shot, patients in tent
22.Pan left, from Mohammed to tent with patients
23.SOUNDBITE (English) Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“What we have seen is an earthquake of course, the tragic consequences, lives lost property damaged and some of them very insecure. The dispersed nature of the earthquake is also a huge challenge. But I think what we have been really very excited to see is that all the work that has gone in with the UN and the governments of Haiti is bearing fruit and Haiti is taking the leadership. The government, civil society, defining how it is they want to be helped and accompanied to recover in a much better way than they have done before.”

20 AUGUST 2021, PORT-U-PRINCE, HAITI

24.Pan right, from press to Mohammed at podium
25.SOUNDBITE (English) Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“We saw once again, the incredible resilience of the Haitian people who have suffered so much and are now mobilized to support their neighbors, and communities in the aftermath of the earthquake.”
26.Cutaway, cameras
27.SOUNDBITE (English) Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“This is a moment that we believe that Haitian people come together, we saw an enormous amount of unity in the response to the earthquake. And so we believe that this can be turned into an opportunity for building back better.”
28.Wide shot, PM of Haiti taking a microphone
29.SOUNDBITE (French) Ariel Henry, Prime Minister of Haiti:
“The situation remains of concern in affected zones. The government, thanks to the support of the United Nations and other international partners has already authorized the deployment of search and rescue teams on the ground. With the help of the United Nations, we are continuing to reinforce the strategy of aid distribution in the region of Sud in order to speed up the assistance to the population. The remaining work is immense.”
30.Wide shot, podium
31.SOUNDBITE (French) Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme:
“The entire United Nations system, the World Food Programme, Unicef, WHO, with the entire humanitarian system as well as the UNDP and the United Nations system in Haiti are at the moment engaged in supporting the government’s efforts with emergency supplies and emergency medical teams that are arriving, are here and will arrive in following days, because those are the priorities of the Health Minister as well as of the National Coordination.”
32.Various shots, delegation visiting COUN (National Emergency Operations Center)

STORYLINE:

On a two-day mission to Haiti, the UN deputy chief said on Friday that she was struck by the resilience of the Haitian people, who had mobilized quickly to support their neighbours in the aftermath of last week’s massive earthquake and subsequent tropical storm.

Accompanied by the UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed flew to Haiti on Thursday evening to express the UN’s unwavering support to the Haitian people following the earthquake that devastated the country a week ago.

The number of affected people continues to climb in the aftermath of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti’s southern peninsula on 14 August. More than 2,100 people have been reported killed, and 10,000 others injured so far.

The quake was followed by Tropical Storm Grace, which caused flooding in the quake-affected areas. According to authorities, an estimated 600,000 people need humanitarian assistance.

During her mission, Mohammed and Steiner met with affected communities in the earthquake-damaged city of Les Cayes. Starting with a silent prayer at the rubble of the Hotel Le Manguier, the delegation then visited the Immaculate Conception Hospital, where Mohammed spoke with staff and patients.

Later in capital Port-au-Prince, at a press conference, Deputy Secretary-General said “we saw once again, the incredible resilience of the Haitian people who have suffered so much and are now mobilized to support their neighbors, and communities in the aftermath of the earthquake.”

“This is a moment that we believe that Haitian people come together, we saw an enormous amount of unity in the response to the earthquake. And so we believe that this can be turned into an opportunity for building back better,” Mohammed said.

Praising the help offered by the United Nations and other international partners, the prime minister of Haiti, Ariel Henry said that “the situation remains of concern in affected zones,” and that his government is doing everything it can to assist affected population.

“The remaining work is immense,” Henry said.

Achim Steiner, the UNDP Administrator said that the entire UN system in Haiti is “at the moment engaged in supporting the government’s efforts with emergency supplies and emergency medical teams that are arriving, are here and will arrive in following days.”

The delegation also toured the Haitian National Emergency Operations Center, known as COUN and earlier on Thursday (19 Aug) Mohammed and Steinermet with Prime Minister and other government officials, the UN Country Team, as well as with members of civil society.
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