POLAND / GRANDI UKRAINE REFUGEES

Preview Language:   Original
08-Mar-2022 00:05:36
The UN refugee agency said a shocking milestone has been reached with two million refugees fleeing Ukraine in just 12 days, mainly into five neighbouring countries, over half of whom have reached Poland alone. UNHCR

Available Language: English
Type
Language
Format
Acquire
/
English
Other Formats
Description
STORY: POLAND / GRANDI UKRAINE REFUGEES
TRT: 5:36
SOURCE: UNHCR
RESTRICTIONS: PLEASE CREDIT UNHCR ON SCREEN
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 06 MARCH 2022, KORCZOWA BORDER CROSSING / MEDYKA BORDER CROSSING / WARSAW, POLAND

SHOTLIST:

06 MARCH 2022, KORCZOWA BORDER CROSSING, POLAND

1. Med shot, refugees waiting in lines to cross border
2. Close up, woman wrapped in her coat
3. Med shot, Grandi speaking with refugee women
4. Close up, refugee woman speaking and smiling
5. Med shot, Grandi speaking with refugee women
6. Close up, child’s hand holding red apple and chocolate
7. Close up, child’s face
8. Med shot, refugees crossing border
9. Tracking, refugees rolling luggage on asphalt
10. Med shot, feet of refugees walking
11. Med shot, girl holding hands with her parent and boy approaching his parent
12. Close up, woman and teenager faces waiting at border
13. Wide shot, red tent
14. Wide shot, border patrol tells refugees where to go
15. Med shot, boy waiting for his documents to be checked
16. Wide shot, woman with two children having her documents checked
17. Med shot, Woman checking documents
18. Close up, child holding police car toy
19. Wide shot, border patrol playing with boy
20. Pan right, woman with two children leaving document check point and walking towards buses
21. Tilt up, man drinking tea
22. Wide shot, volunteers serving hot drinks to refugees
23. Close up, volunteer's hand serving hot tea
24. Med shot, refugee holding a dog in arms
25. Wide shot, refugees waiting to board buses and drinking hot drinks
26. Close up, boy saying hello to camera
27. Med shot, refugees boarding bus
28. Wide shot, refugees boarding a bus

06 MARCH 2022, WARSAW, POLAND

29. SOUNDBITE (English) Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees:
“I am in Poland, and this is part of a visit to the countries bordering Ukraine, where a huge influx of refugees have arrived, the fastest refugee crisis in Europe since World War Two. Poland alone has taken more than one million refugees from Ukraine. I was at the border between Poland and Ukraine. I saw what an amazing job the Polish authorities, but also Polish civil society, are doing to welcome the refugees. Volunteers, border guards, organizations, all working together to make the plight of the refugees less hard. But I'm here also to help mobilizing international assistance to support Poland. I have just had a very productive meeting with the Prime Minister of this country and with other government officials, and we have agreed on very practical ways through which UNHCR and its partners, including organizations in Poland, can help respond to this enormous crisis.”

06 MARCH 2022, MEDYKA BORDER CROSSING, POLAND

30. Various shots, volunteers cooking hot meals of veggies for refugees
31. Various shots, volunteers organizing tables with food supplies
32. Med shot, volunteer cooking sausage
33. Med shot, woman holding dog wrapped in a coat
34. Close up, dog wrapped in a coat
35. Tracking, woman with big dog on a leash puts luggage and gets on bus

STORYLINE:

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said a shocking milestone has been reached with two million refugees fleeing Ukraine in just 12 days, mainly into five neighbouring countries, over half of whom have reached Poland alone.

In a statement released today (08 Mar), UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said, after five days on the ground in the region meeting refugees, humanitarian workers, local responders and Governments, while he is heartened by the welcome shown, he is deeply saddened for Ukraine and its people.

Grandi said this was “the fastest refugee crisis in Europe since World War Two.” He said Poland alone has taken more than one million refugees from Ukraine and praise the Polish authorities and civil society for the “amazing job” they are doing to welcome the refugees. He said he saw “volunteers, border guards, organizations, all working together to make the plight of the refugees less hard.”

In his statement, the UN refugee chief said those fleeing, mostly women, children, older persons, and persons with disabilities, are arriving shocked and deeply impacted by the violence. He stressed that unless the war is stopped, “the same will be true for many more.”

Grandi said the response by Europe has been remarkable, adding that the EU’s temporary protection directive offers the refugees security and a chance for stability during a time of great upheaval.

The High Commissioner said UNHCR has also ramped up its response, supporting the coordination of the humanitarian response, as well as deploying scores of experts and tens of millions of dollars of aid to support governments’ response through the provision of material and cash assistance. The Agency also reinforced its protection teams to address the needs of women and children.

Grandi stressed the need for the international community to step up and provide much more support for the refugee response and for host communities, particularly in Moldova. He said behind the warm welcome lies despair and unimaginable suffering.
The High Commissioner also addressed reports of unacceptable discrimination of people fleeing Ukraine and noted that he raised his concerns with relevant authorities. He underscored that any acts of discrimination or racism must be condemned, and that all people must be protected. Grandi noted that all authorities fully agreed and have given assurances, at the highest of levels of government as well as from those operating on the ground, that states are not and will not discriminate or turn away people fleeing Ukraine.

Grandi said the picture inside Ukraine is shocking. He said people are on the move or sheltering from the brutal war as best they can. He added that teams from UNHCR, along with its local partners, are delivering aid where and when they can but access is restricted and unsafe. He noted that, with the ICRC, the UN is trying to negotiate safe passages, but to do that the guns need to fall silent.
Series
Category
Personal Subjects
Creator
UNHCR
Alternate Title
unifeed220308g
Asset ID
2717551