UNHCR / DISPLACED SYRIANS

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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, appeals to the world to not forget or neglect the growing needs of displaced Syrians inside and outside the country, 11 years since the crisis began. UNHCR

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FILE – UNHCR – JANUARY 202, SYRIA

1. Med shot, women removing snow from their tents
2. Aerial shot, basic tents in the middle of a flooded land
3. Med shot, person from back removing snow from his tent with a shovel
4. Med shot, man carries a bucket close to a tent in bad weather conditions

FILE – UNHCR – OCTOBER 2021, HOMS, SYRIA

5. Wide shot, Wasel working outside his workshop showing the street of his hometown (After 10 years away from home, Wasel came back to Homs in 2018 to rebuild his Carrer as a blacksmith)
6. Med shot, Wasel inside his workshop working with metal
7. Close up, Wasel bending metal
8. Wide shot, Wasel working in front of his shop
9. Med shot, Wasel hammering a metal piece
10. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Wasel, Syrian Returnee:
“Since my son is a great at school, it is unfair to take him out and make him work as w blacksmith.” (Wasel’s son and daughter are enrolled in a university in Homs)
11. Close up, Khloud taking sugar from bowl and putting it in a plastic bag, (Kholoud returned to her home in Syria and in the face of hardship, started a small business to support her extended family)

12. Med shot, Khouloud weighing a plastic bag full of sugar
13. Wide shot, costumer taking the sugar bag and paying to Khouloud inside her shop
14. Wide shot, Khouloud sitting inside her shop surrounded by kids
15. Wide shot, Khouloud walking outside the shop to stand next to her son
16. Wide shot, Khouloud standing next to her son in front of her shop

FILE – UNHCR – FEBUARY 2021, ZAATARI CAMP, JORDAN

17. Med shot, UNHCR, Jordan and IMC flags fly over the hospital in Zaatari Camp, where the COVID-19 Vaccination Centre has been set up (The first COVID-19 vaccination centre in a refugee camp in the world opened in Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan, under the lead of the Jordanian Ministry of Health, supported by UNHCR)
18. Med shot, Syrian refugee Yahya, 65, receives his vaccine
19. Close up, Zaydeh, 64, has her temperature checked before receiving his vaccine

FILE – UNHCR – JANUARY 2021, AZRAQ CAMP, JORDAN

20. Wide shot, women walking through the streets in Azraq Camp
21. Wide shot, a refugee women receiving hand sanitizer before entering the supermarket22. 22. Med shot, Tunis studying at home on her phone in Azraq Camp (Tunis, 21 year old refugee from Syria receives a scholarship sponsored by the EU to study Medical Laboratory Science at university in Jordan)
23. Close up, Tunis writing notes while studying on her phone
24. Med shot, Tunis writing notes while studying on her phone
25. SOUBDBITE (Arabic) Tunis AlHassan:
“This opportunity has given me another life. We live in a refugee camp and face numerous challenges. So this opportunity is a chance to change, from the life you currently lead, to something better.”

FILE – UNHCR – FEBRUARY 2021, LEBANON

26. Wide shot, tents covered by snow and mountain behind, Refugees face a snowstorm, Lebanon, 02.2021
27. Close up, smoking pipe from a stove comes out of a tent,
28. Med shot, Man and boy remove snow from tent
29. Various shots, woman removing snow and water from the outside and inside entrance of her tent
30. Wide shot, man walking outside camp with snowy weather
31. Wide shot, snow falling on laundry hanging outside
32. Wide shot, from above Refugees walking in the camp with snowy conditions
33. Wide shot, woman walking with open sandals in the snow

FILE – UNHCR - FEBRUARY 2022, GHAZIR, MOUNT LEBANON

34. Wide shot, Hala and her Husband Yasser while drinking coffee (35-year-old Syrian refugee Hala describes the downward spiral their lives have taken since fleeing the conflict in their home country and coming to Lebanon 10 years ago)
35. Close up, Hala’s face.
36. Wide shot, Yasser and Hala with their daughter looking at phone.
37. Close up, Hala and her daughter’s faces.
38. Close up, Hala’s daughter while sitting in her mother’s lap.
39. Med shot, Hala and her daughter.
40. Close up, Amer’s face.
41. Med shot, Amer’s back looking outside the window
42. Med shot, Hala gets close to Amer and kisses him for the first time in a while and cries
43. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Hala, Syrian refugee:
“The situation is very difficult, we’ve been put through a lot of difficult circumstances. Talking about it is no longer useful. This affected our bodies, and we got sick, it got inside of us, the children were affected and depressed.”
44. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Amer, Syrian refugee:
“I don’t know what to think and what the solution is…. the way I see my sisters and my parents, especially my mother, more than once she has tried to hurt herself, I did try one time too, to commit suicide, I went to the roof, of this building, my father followed me, I was going up and my feet, my body was almost outside the…, and my father grabbed me, so our situation is very harsh from all perspectives.”

FILE – UNHCR – MAARCH 2020, MAJD AL-ANJAR, BEKAA VALLEY, LEBANON

45. Med shot, worker carrying wood (with Covid-19 pandemic, UNHCR helped to ensure the refugee population in Lebanon were equipped to deal with an outbreak. UNHCR teams tested building isolation units closed to tented settlements in the Bekaa Valley. These make-shift units helped isolate refugees suspected of having the virus to stop it from spreading within the community.)
46. Med shot, workers taking measurements of isolation units
47. Close up, worker drives a nail into the wood to hold the structure
48. Wide shot, workers standing where building isolation units is being tested

FILE – UNHCR – SEPTEMBER 2020, BEIRUT, LEBANON

49. Med shot, Ghaith and his father Samer with his brother pushing the vegetable wagon on the street (After his family fled Syria, football-mad Ghaith had to drop out of school in Lebanon to help his family earn enough to get by, before the chance of a new start in Spain.)
50. Wide shot, family pushing the wagon on the streets
51. Wide shot, the family pushing the vegetable wagon

FILE – NOVEMBER 2020, BEKAA VALLEY

52. Various shots, Huda, single Syrian mother lights the wood stove in her tent (A smiley single mother who lost her husband in Syria and had to flee and raise 3 children by herself shares her positive philosophy on life which she says has helped her survive tough times.)
53. Wide shot, Huda talking and laughing with her three children inside their tent
54. Med shot, Huda folds winter clothes she received from UNHCR
55. Med shot, Huda collects the dry clothes from the laundry hanging outside
56. Various shots, Huda and her kids in the camp
57. Med shot, Huda receives warm clothes from UNHCR
58. Med shot, Huda receives warm clothes from UNHCR

STORYLINE:

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, appeals to the world to not forget or neglect the growing needs of displaced Syrians inside and outside the country, 11 years since the crisis began.

Syria remains the world’s largest displacement crisis. More than 13 million people have either fled the country or are displaced within its borders.

Neighbouring and nearby countries require continued international support, having generously welcomed more than 5.6 million Syrian refugees – the vast majority worldwide. These countries are under increased financial pressure, especially in light of the devastating socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Refugees and host communities have been hit hard, losing livelihoods and facing surging prices for food and other necessities.

Today, most Syrian refugees in the region live in poverty. Prospects are dire for the most vulnerable among them, such as single mothers, children living without a caregiver, and people with disabilities. The situation is particularly dire in Lebanon, where over 90 per cent of Syrians live in extreme poverty, along with an increasing number of the communities that host them.

Children are dropping out of school to work. Early marriages are on the rise, especially among the most impoverished families. Improvements in access to education and health care are at risk of being eroded.

The situation would be worse still, but for a number of host countries taking positive steps such as allowing refugees access to the labour market, public health care and a range of other services. This has been achieved despite the large number of refugees hosted in these countries. Turkey continues to host the largest refugee population in the world, including over 3.7 million Syrians, while Lebanon and Jordan are among the countries with the highest number of refugees per capita globally.

Meanwhile, humanitarian needs inside Syria are mounting. More than 6.9 million people are still displaced inside the country, and 14.6 million people require humanitarian and other forms of assistance. Some 5.9 million people need help to secure safe accommodation, and many still face challenges accessing basic services like education and health care.

In 2021, three quarters of all households in the country said they could not meet their most basic needs – 10 per cent more than the year before.

Nevertheless, some Syrians choose to return home. In 2021, UNHCR verified or monitored the return of close to 36,000 refugees to Syria. Refugees cite various factors in their decision to return or not, such as their safety, property rights and livelihood opportunities. In parallel, many internally displaced Syrians have returned home, adding to the overall reintegration needs.

Political solutions are desperately needed to end 11 years of suffering. There is also a need to increase resettlement opportunities for the most vulnerable of Syrian refugees.

UNHCR calls on international donors to extend support for refugees and their hosts, and to address the urgent humanitarian needs inside Syria, including for internally displaced people, their host communities and returnees

Last year, less than half of the funding required for the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan to respond to the Syria refugee crisis was received.

Inside Syria and as the needs grow, humanitarian organizations urgently require the resources necessary to strengthen their work inside the country. UNHCR has received seven per cent of the US$465.2 million it requires for its work in Syria in 2022.

A decisive moment for countries to demonstrate their commitment will be the donor conference on “Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region” in May, rallying support for refugees and host communities in the region, as well as for people in need within Syria.
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