UNHCR / NANSEN REFUGEES AWARD 2021

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Jeel Albena is the winner of the UNHCR’s 2021 Nansen Refugee Award, a prestigious annual prize that honours those who have gone to extraordinary lengths to help forcibly displaced or stateless people, for helping rebuild lives on the conflict’s frontlines in Yemen. UNHCR

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STORY: UNHCR / NANSEN REFUGEE AWARD 2021
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SOURCE: UNHCR / YPN
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LANGUAGE: ARABIC /NATS

DATELINE: 28 JULY / 4 AUGUST 2021, HUDAYDAH, YEMEN

SHOTLIST: 

1. Med shot, Ameen Jubran talking to a group of people
2. Med shot, Ameen Jubran walking with a group of people while talking with them
3. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Ameen Jubran, Founder of Jeel Albena:
“What gets me to work every morning is the sense of responsibility towards the displaced.”
6. Med shot, people riding donkeys
7. Med shot, Ameen Jubran kneeling and talking to a man
8. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Ameen Jubran, Founder of Jeel Albena:
“Hello, my name is Ameen Hussein Jubran. Along with many colleagues, I founded Jeel Al-Bena.”
9. Med shot, people walking and riding donkeys on the street
10. Pan right, village
11. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Ameen Jubran, Founder of Jeel Albena:
“When they flee, internally displaced people build these temporary shelters using trees and local material but it’s weak and it’s not suitable for living.”
12. Tracking shot, Ameen Jubran talking to a man next to the shelter house
13. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Ameen Jubran, Founder of Jeel Albena:
“Our project makes use of local material and gives work opportunities to displaced and local people it’s more suitable in term of size, and it’s better environmentally for heat.”
14. Wide shot, woman walks into the shelter house
15. Wide shot, Ameen Jubran is kneeling while talking to a man
16. Close up, man weaving ‘khazaf’ into layers
17. Med shot, wall of the shelter house from outside
18. Med shot, woman fixing a bed
19. Close up, woman’s face while she his fixing a bed
20. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Ameen Jubran, Founder of Jeel Albena:
“Shelter is the most basic and important need for the displaced 46:44 if they have adequate shelter, it protects the family’s dignity, they are no longer homeless.”
21. Various shots, streets and destroyed buildings
22. Med shot, Ameen Jubran talking to a man
23. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Ameen Jubran, Founder of Jeel Albena:
“We felt the danger every day, but despite that we had people, displaced people and others who needed our help, we couldn’t just leave them behind and not provide them with assistance.”
24. Wide shot, people walking inside of one of the shelter houses
25. Wide shot, children running
26. Wide shot, shelter houses
27.Wide shot, shelter houses from above
28. Wide shot, woman and children standing and walking
29. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Ameen Jubran, Founder of Jeel Albena:
“There are around 40,000 displaced people in Hudaydah, we have only been able to provide shelter to 18,000 of them,41:50 hundreds of families live in the field exposed to the sun. What's worse, is that there are families who have been displaced 4 and 5 years without getting help.”
30. Wide shot, Ameen Jubran playing with children
31. Med shot, woman sewing while Ameen Jubran talks to one of them
32. Med shot, Ameen Jubran’s back while he is talking to a woman
33. Med shot, Ameen Jubran talking
34. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Ameen Jubran, Founder of Jeel Albena:
“My experience with displacement impacted me positively in how I was dealing with other displaced people, I became more in touch with their needs, it gave me patience and determination in dealing with them.”
35. Med shot, woman sewing
36. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Ameen Jubran, Founder of Jeel Albena:
“Our main moto at Jeel al-Bena is “By Yemenis for Yemenis”, we are very convinced of this, and it has become ingrained in our values because as you can see some displacement is going into the 7th year now, because international organizations will not always be there to help us.”
37. Tracking shot, Ameen Jubran talking to two men outside
38.Wide shot, Ameen Jubran talking to a group of men
39. Wide shot, Ameen Jubran talking to a man
40. Wide shot, Ameen Jubran looking at the village

STORYLINE:

Jeel Albena is the winner of the UNHCR’s 2021 Nansen Refugee Award, a prestigious annual prize that honours those who have gone to extraordinary lengths to help forcibly displaced or stateless people, for helping rebuild lives on the conflict’s frontlines in Yemen.

Driven by his own experience of displacement, Ameen Jubran and his team kept providing shelter and hope to Yemenis fleeing their homes even as fighting reached its peak.

Ameen chose to stay in Hudaydah – the scene of some of the most intense clashes of Yemen’s six-year conflict – to help thousands of his compatriots who had fled violence.

His decision was driven by his own experience of being forced to run from the fighting.

The first time his family was uprooted came in 2015, at the start of an ongoing conflict that has created one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises and displaced more than 4 million people inside the country.

These experiences, together with a conviction that Yemenis must help each other through a war that has ground on for more than six years, led Jubran to establish the aid organization Jeel Albena Association for Humanitarian Development.

The organization was founded by Jubran and 40 others who had worked together since their university days in 2007 to help fellow students displaced by long-running conflict. It currently employs 100 people and an additional 170 volunteers, many of them also displaced.

Based in the Red Sea port city of Hudaydah, which has experienced some of the worst clashes of the entire conflict, the organization has provided emergency shelters to more than 18,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) living in informal sites in and around Hudaydah and another city, Hajjah.

By housing displaced families in shelters made from woven khazaf palm fronds, which are more ecologically sustainable and better suited to the harsh local climate than man-made materials, they provide employment to hundreds of displaced people and locals – mostly women – who grow, weave, and sell the raw material.

The organization manages around 90 informal sites hosting between 100 and 1,000 families, providing services such as sanitation and rehabilitating schools to accommodate displaced children. It also runs a community centre in Hudaydah that offers legal assistance, psychological counselling and vocational training to the displaced and the communities that host them.

In recognition of his dedication to helping internally displaced Yemenis during the conflict, Jubran has been chosen as the winner of UNHCR’s 2021 Nansen Refugee Award, a prestigious annual prize that honours those who have gone to extraordinary lengths to help forcibly displaced or stateless people.
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