LEBANON / REFUGEES WINTER STORM

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10-Feb-2022 00:06:05
In Lebanon, refugees and host communities are struggling to cope with the low temperatures, heavy snow, and fast winds, in addition to the impact ongoing severe economic crisis that has pushed most families to the brink. UNHCR

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LEBANON / REFUGEES WINTER STORM
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SOURCE: UNHCR
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LANGUAGE: ARABIC / NATS

DATELINE: 04 FEBRUARY 2020, BAR ELIAS, BEKAA VALLEY, LEBANON
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04 FEBRUARY 2020, BAR ELIAS, BEKAA VALLEY, LEBANON

1. Wide shot, tents at the informal settlement
2. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Dalal Harb, UNHCR’s spokesperson in Lebanon:
“The weather predictions were on point, and another winter storm is hitting Lebanon this week. We are in Saadnayil in the Bekaa Valley, 900 meters above sea level, and snow is falling heavily.”
3. Wide shot, man looking out of the cut-out window in the tent, women standing outdoors under the snow
4. Wide shot, refugees walking outdoors under the snow
5. Wide shot, girls standing outdoors while it is snowing
6. Various shots, refugees outside while snowing
7. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Dalal Harb, UNHCR’s spokesperson in Lebanon:
“Immediate response is essential from distributing blankets, covers, and mattresses to help the refugees who are already suffering the cold, harsh winter. This tent pool where Syrian refugees reside is just an example of the tough living circumstances that they suffer from in Lebanon, in addition to the critical economic and social conditions that make the harsh winter even more catastrophic for them.”
8. Wide shot, men and women unloading mattresses from a truck
9. Wide shot, women holding mattresses and blankets under the snow walking away from the camera
10. Various shots, women holding blankets, men holding mattresses under the snow
11. Various shots, refugees, UNHCR representative
12. Close up, tent’s top, snow stacked
13. Wide shot, woman walking outside under the snow
14. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Dalal Harb, UNHCR’s spokesperson in Lebanon:
“The scenario repeats itself for Syrian refugee families living in Saadnayil, like in other areas as well. The tents are breaking, other tents are flooding, and very harsh and tough nights affect Syrian families the most in need.”
15. Med shot, broken tent
16. Close up, broken tent, interior
17. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Rihab El Hussein, Syrian refugee:
“I was sitting here with my kids, and the tent collapsed on us. We moved to my sister-in-law. I just moved these mattresses there and took everything out. We were here and heard the wood break. I grabbed my kids and moved directly to my sister-in-law. She helped me move the mattresses out and some clothes. The tent fell apart.”
18. Wide shot, broken tent covered in snow
19. Close up, broken tent
20. Med shot, broken tent covered in snow
21. Med shot, man on the roof of the tents
22. Wide shot, man on the roof of the tents
23. Wide shot, top of the tents covered in snow
24. Wide shot, top of the tents covered in snow
25. Med shot, tents covered in snow
26. Wide shot, woman holding blankets and walking outdoors under the snow
27. Wide shot, women walking outside their tents under the snow
28. Wide shot, boys using a shovel to use soil to support the tents
29. Close up, shovel, soil
30. Wide shot, boys using a shovel to use soil to support the tents
31. Wide shot, refugees walking towards the truck to unload items
32. Med shot, refugees, giving tickets to receive the mattresses and blankets
33. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Dalal Harb, UNHCR’s spokesperson in Lebanon:
“Immediate response is very crucial and very important, mattresses, blankets or anything that might keep the most vulnerable Syrian refugees protected for them to surpass this winter season while being warm and protected as much as possible.”
34. Wide shot, refugees walking around outside their tents under the snow

STORYLINE:
In Lebanon, refugees and host communities are struggling to cope with the low temperatures, heavy snow, and fast winds, in addition to the impact ongoing severe economic crisis that has pushed most families to the brink.

Since October, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has provided winter support to help refugees, and Lebanese families cope with winter.

In Bekaa Valley, home to more than 215,000 Syrian refugees, many families struggle to stay protected from the elements.

Dalal Harb, UNHCR’s spokesperson in Lebanon, warned, “immediate response is essential from distributing blankets, covers, and mattresses to help the refugees who are already suffering the cold, harsh winter.”
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