UNICEF / AFGHANISTAN

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13-Sep-2021 00:03:32
UNICEF warned that close to one million children in Afghanistan are facing the threat of acute malnutrition, as a result of drought and the ongoing conflict there. UNICEF

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DATELINE: 12 SEPTEMBER 2021, INDIRA GANDHI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, KABUL, AFGHANISTAN / 06 SEPTEMBER 2021, SULTAN GHAIATHULDIN GHORI SCHOOL FOR BOYS, HERAT PROVINCE, HERAT CITY, AFGHANISTAN / 07 SEPTEMBER 2021, KOCHI ABAD VILLAGE, BAGRAMI DISTRICT, KABUL PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN

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12 SEPTEMBER 2021, INDIRA GANDHI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

1. Tracking shot, UNICEF team arrives at Indira Gandhi Children’s Hospital
2. Various shots, UNICEF team meets with hospital management
3. Wide shot, UNICEF representative interacts with child at malnutrition treatment ward
4. Wide shot, UNICEF representative talks to parents at malnutrition treatment ward
5. Med shot, UNICEF representative interacts with child at malnutrition treatment ward
6. Wide shot, UNICEF team and hospital management staff walk through hospital
7. Med shot, UNICEF representative interacts with parent and child at the children’s ward
8. Tracking shot, UNICEF team and hospital management staff walk through hospital
9. Tilt up, UNICEF representative talks to health worker
10. Med shot, a pre-term child in an Incubator at the neonatal intensive care unit
11. Med shot, UNICEF representative visits a neo-natal care ward
12. Med shot, child suffering from malnutrition at the malnutrition treatment unit
13. Tracking shot, UNICEF team and hospital management staff walk through Indira hospital

06 SEPTEMBER 2021, SULTAN GHAIATHULDIN GHORI SCHOOL FOR BOYS, HERAT PROVINCE, HERAT CITY, AFGHANISTAN

13. Pan right, schoolboy reads from a textbook at Sultan Ghaiathuldin Ghori school for boys
14. Med shot, schoolboy reads from a textbook
15. Tilt up students in a classroom
16. Close up, boy reads from a textbook
17. Tracking shot, schoolchildren sit on the floor at a classroom
18. Wide shot, teacher interacts with students
19. Wide shot, teacher interacts with students
20. Tracking shot, student sitting on the floor writes in notebook at teacher interacts with students
21. Med shot, student sitting on the floor writes in notebook at teacher interacts with students
22. Pan left, students sitting on the floor listening to teacher
23. Wide shot, students interacting with teacher
24. Wide shot, students walk down-stairs
25. Tracking shot, students sitting on the floor at a classroom
26. Tracking shot, teacher interacts with students

07 SEPTEMBER 2021, KOCHI ABAD VILLAGE, BAGRAMI DISTRICT, KABUL PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN

27. Pan left, UNICEF team arrives at project site in Kochi Abad village
28. Tilt down, UNICEF branded water tower at project location
29. Pan right, UNICEF and implementing partner team at water tower
30. Wide shot, UNICEF staff and project staff walk by solar panels at project site
31. Wide shot, UNICEF and project staff talk in front of solar panels
32. Wide shot, general view of project site with solar panels in the foreground
33. Wide shot, general view of project site with UNICEF branding
34. Wide shot, UNICEF and project staff at talk at project site
35. Med shot, UNICEF and project staff talk in front of electricity switching panel at project site
36. Med shot, UNICEF branded water point in Kochi Abad village
37. Med shot, children fill jerrycans with water at the Kochi Abad village water point
38. Tilt up, water tap and jerrycan being filled
39. Pan left, UNICEF branding at water point in Kochi Abad village and jerrycan being filled with water

STORYLINE:

UNICEF warned that close to one million children in Afghanistan are facing the threat of acute malnutrition, as a result of drought and the ongoing conflict there.

On Sunday (12 Sep) UNICEF Representative in Kabul, Hervé Ludovic De Lys, and his team visited the Indira Gandhi Children’s Hospital in Kabul.

UNICEF’s team met with hospital management and visited the malnutrition ward as well as the post-natal care services provided to children and women at the hospital.

Now that the major fighting has subsided, more and more children are expected to be brought in for treatment for other health conditions.

Many NGOs wrapped up their work in Afghanistan in the last few weeks, as US troops and the security they provided in Kabul were withdrawn.

At Sultan Ghaiathuldin Ghori school for boys, in Herat city, students in grades 1 to 6 have commenced once again their learning. Around 6,500 children study at this schools in two shifts; the first for primary school (grades 1-6) and the second is for high-school students (7 -12).

On 24 August, the authorities instructed schools to reopen for grades one to six for both girls and boys in so-called ‘cold climate’ provinces. Grade seven and above remain closed with no clarity on when they will open again. Across Afghanistan, children’s education has been disrupted for two academic school years now due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Even before the deterioration of the humanitarian situation, over 4.2 million children – 60 percent girls - were already out of school, including many in hard-to-reach areas. School closures because of COVID-19 measures added over 9.5 million students who are normally enrolled in formal schools, as well 500,000 enrolled in community-based education, to the out of school figure.

Over the last twenty years, enormous progress has been made in Afghanistan in educating children, especially girls. Today there are 9.5 million children in primary and secondary education, 38 percent of them are girls. By comparison in 2000, there were only 1 million children in the education system, and only 10 percent of them were girls.

On 7 September, UNICEF chief of field operations, Mustapha Ben Messaoud, and acting chief of central region, Bahirullah Wyaar, visited a UNICEF supported project in Kochi Abad village on the outskirts of Kabul.

The solar-powered pump system and the connecting network is providing more than 250 households in the village with clean drinking water and is an example of UNICEF’s work to bridge short-term humanitarian needs with longer-term development interventions.
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