UNHCR / MIDDLE EAST WINTER STORMS

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Displaced families and their host communities in the Middle East had already been struggling to cope with the economic crisis and devastating impact of COVID. Now, winter storms have only exacerbated the situation and increased hardships, according to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). UNHCR

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STORY: UNHCR / MIDDLE EAST WINTER STORMS
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LANGUAGE: ARABIC / NATS

DATELINE: 20-21 JANUARY 2022, BEKAA, LEBANON / NORTHEASTERN SYRIA / KURDISTAN REGION, IRAQ / ZAATARI, JORDAN

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20-21 JANUARY 2022, BEKAA, LEBANON

1. tracking, flooding in house
2. Med shot, water leaking through roof
3. Med shot, flooded beddings
4. Med shot, snow outside tents
5. Aerial shot, landscape covered in snow
6. Wide shot, women sweeping snow out of shelter
7. Wide shot, man sweeping snow from roof of shelter
8. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Mountaha, Syrian refugee:
“The wood here has broken off. The water is coming in on me and my children.”

20 JANUARY 2022, NORTHEASTERN SYRIA

9. Wide shot, tents collapsed in snow

20-21 JANUARY 2022, KURDISTAN REGION, IRAQ

10. Aerial shot, landscape covered in snow
11. Wide shot, young boy sweeping snow from roof
12. Wide shot, woman shoveling snow from path

20-21 JANUARY 2022, ZAATARI, JORDAN

13. Aerial shot, refugee camp
14. Driving shot, deserted roads
15. Med shot, man warming himself near fire
16. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Khaled, Syrian refugee:
“The Zaatari [camp] is very cold; the caravans are like iceboxes. The Caravans are like iceboxes, like a freezer. The moment I turn off the heater, it becomes a freezer. Is there more suffering than this?”
17. Wide shot, man warming near fire at night
18. Tilt down, man scraping sleet from road

20 JANUARY 2022, BEKAA, LEBANON

19. Med shot, man removing snow from water tank cover
20. Wide shot, children walking through snow
21. Pan left, boy running through snow

STORYLINE:

Displaced families and their host communities in the Middle East had already been struggling to cope with the economic crisis and devastating impact of COVID. Now, winter storms have only exacerbated the situation and increased hardships, according to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR).

For refugees, displaced families and their host communities, this winter threatens to be harsher than ever. Displaced people are already facing record low temperatures and struggling to keep their families warm in tents or improvised shelters, while also facing the threat of COVID-19.

UNHCR said there are over 10 million Syrian and Iraqi internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt.

Over 3.3 million of them are in need of winter assistance to help them prepare and cope with the winter. This will be the 11th consecutive winter in displacement for some of them.

UNHCR said it has been providing vital winter essentials such as warm clothes, shelter, thermal blankets and emergency winter payments to ensure families can buy what they need most.
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