AFGHANISTAN / DISPLACED WINTER AID

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03-Nov-2021 00:03:52
A UNHCR-chartered plane carrying 33 tons of winterization kits for displaced Afghans arrived in Kabul on Tuesday. It was the first of three UNHCR flights, with the next two scheduled to land in the Afghan capital on 4 and 7 November. UNHCR

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DATELINE: 2 NOVEMBER 2021 KABUL, AFGHANISTAN / 29 OCTOBER 2021, PUL E CHURKHI, AFGHANISTAN

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2 NOVEMBER 2021 KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

1. Various shots, UNHCR chartered plane on tarmac
2. Various shots, offloading of relief items
3. Various shots, UNHCR staff overseeing
4. Various shots, offloaded relief items
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Takeshi Moriyama, Senior Emergency Coordinator, UNHCR Afghanistan:
“This is one of our three aircrafts carrying lifesaving winterization assistance kits. Now in Afghanistan, the situation is dire, the humanitarian situation is very dire and this crisis is coming up, the winter is coming up, the temperatures are going down. We need to bring this assistance to the people as soon as possible.”
6. Pan left, offloaded relief items on wagons
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Takeshi Moriyama, Senior Emergency Coordinator, UNHCR Afghanistan:
“This year for example, about 18.4 million people were in need of assistance. Now, with this winter coming up, we are forecasting 24.4 million people who are going to require food, health and nutrition. It is very urgent that we need to provide support.”

29 OCTOBER 2021, PUL E CHURKHI, AFGHANISTAN

8. Various shots, relief items delivered through other routes in recent months
9. Various shots, Afghans at distribution center

STORYLINE:

A UNHCR-chartered plane carrying 33 tons of winterization kits for displaced Afghans arrived in Kabul on Tuesday (2 Nov). It was the first of three UNHCR flights, with the next two scheduled to land in the Afghan capital on 4 and 7 November.

Humanitarian needs are rising rapidly in Afghanistan ahead of winter when temperatures can dip to -25⁰C. Many displaced families lack proper shelter while some of those who have recently returned to their places of origin have found their homes unfit for the cold season.

Weighing 25kg, each winterization kit contains flooring, partitions, and other items to improve tent insulation against the cold. The kits also provide heat resistant protection to enable the installation of a stove.

Conflict and insecurity have displaced 3.5 million Afghans inside the country, including some 700,000 forced from their homes so far this year. UNHCR is rushing to provide winter assistance to some 500,000 displaced Afghans, returnees and local host communities by the end of 2021.

SOUNDBITE (English) Takeshi Moriyama, Senior Emergency Coordinator, UNHCR Afghanistan:
“This is one of our three aircrafts carrying lifesaving winterization assistance kits. Now in Afghanistan, the situation is dire, the humanitarian situation is very dire, and this crisis is coming up, the winter is coming up, the temperatures are going down. We need to bring this assistance to the people as soon as possible.”

SOUNDBITE (English) Takeshi Moriyama, Senior Emergency Coordinator, UNHCR Afghanistan:
“This year for example, about 18.4 million people were in need of assistance. Now, with this winter coming up, we are forecasting 24.4 million people who are going to require food, health and nutrition. It is very urgent that we need to provide support.”

UNHCR continues to distribute other much needed humanitarian assistance to displaced Afghans. Nearly half a million have received assistance so far this year, including emergency shelter kits, food rations, blankets, kitchen sets, stoves, solar panels, solar lanterns, and cash for the most vulnerable.

The Refugee Agency is using land, sea and air routes to bring humanitarian relief into Afghanistan and other countries in the region so we can respond to the increasing needs. Further relief supplies have also been prepositioned in Termez, Uzbekistan, ready to be trucked into Afghanistan as needed.

As UNHCR continues to scale up our humanitarian response, more resources are urgently needed to reach all those who will need help to survive the harsh winter ahead.
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