BRAZIL / VENEZUELAN WARAO COMMUNITY

Preview Language:   Original
19-Apr-2022 00:04:52
Marcelino is part of the indigenous Venezuelan Warao community living in Brazil and works within his community to track their health needs. UNHCR

Available Language: English
Type
Language
Format
Acquire
/
English
Other Formats
Description
STORY: BRAZIL / VENEZUELAN WARAO COMMUNITY

TRT: 4:52
SOURCE: UNHCR
RESTRICTIONS: PLEASE CREDIT UNHCR ON SCREEN
LANGUAGE: SPANISH / NATS

DATELINE: 12 APRIL 2022, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT

SHOTLIST:
1.Various shots, Marcelino takes notes and discusses health-related issues with his fellow Warao in a specialized shelter for indigenous people
2. Various shots, Warao girl explains her health condition to Marcelino
3. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Marcelino Moraleda, Community leader and health worker:
“My job is to take my fellow Warao and monitor their nutritional status. The objective is to minimize any health risks of the Warao staying at the shelter.”
4. Various shots, Marcelino with his wife and daughter in their bedroom
5. Wide shot, Marcelino walks further from the camera and enters the admin office at the specialized shelter for indigenous people in Manaus
6. Various shots, Marcelino reviews his notes
7. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Marcelino Moraleda, Community leader and health worker:
“Despite having a job, I could no longer make ends meet. We could only buy four or five food items a month. We were eating only once a day. I decided to leave my community with my family.”
8. Wide shot, Marcelino talks with a Warao woman about her health condition and her daughter
9. Med shot, Warao woman explains her daughter’s health-related issues to Marcelino
10. Wide shot, Marcelino listens to a Warao woman and takes notes while she discusses her daughter’s health-related issues with him
11. Med shot, Warao woman explains her daughter’s health-related issues to Marcelino
12. Med shot, Warao girl is seen while her mother discusses her health-related issues with Marcelino
13. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Marcelino Moraleda, Community leader and health worker:
“There (Pacaraima) I was volunteering, without benefits. I was helping my fellow Warao, taking them to the hospital. I know when a fellow Warao person is sick, when they’re down.”
14. Med shot, Warao woman is seen at a specialized shelter for indigenous people in Manaus
15. Various shots, children play in a playground in a specialized shelter for indigenous people in Manaus.
16. Med shot, UNHCR Brazil officer goes through paperwork with Marcelino at his house
17. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Marcelino Moraleda, Community leader and health worker:
“UNHCR staff make us feel safe, as well as other organizations that always support us, they're always supporting us.”
18. Various shots, Marcelino takes notes and discusses health-related issues with his fellow Warao in a specialized shelter for indigenous people in Manaus
19. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Marcelino Moraleda, Community leader and health worker:
“We’re no longer dealing with the cases of malnutrition. I work towards improving my fellow Warao's health. We have a saying in Warao: "Nobarana ja takitane". To avoid getting sick.”
20. Various shots, children play with homemade toys in a specialized shelter for indigenous people in Manaus


STORYLINE:

Marcelino is part of the indigenous Venezuelan Warao community living in Brazil and works within his community to track their health needs.

“My job is to take my fellow Warao and monitor their nutritional status. The objective is to minimize any health risks of the Warao staying at the shelter,” Marcelino told the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

UNHCR has been working with partners and universities on a strategy to help refugees and migrants living in the country validate their diplomas and other professional credentials.

“UNHCR staff make us feel safe, as well as other organizations that always support us, they're always supporting us,” said Marcelino.

Brazil is playing host to more than 300,000 Venezuelan refugees and migrants, who have fled widespread food and medicine shortages and spiralling inflation and insecurity back home.

Around 7,000 of them are Warao, many of whom arrived in Brazil destitute and malnourished.

These indigenous Venezuelans face particularly steep hurdles when it comes to meeting their basic needs and adjusting to life in Brazil.

In the Portuguese-speaking country, they often grapple with a double language barrier, as many, particularly older Warao, only speak their own language and struggle with Spanish.

Marcelino’s skills and knowledge are much needed for the indigenous refugees and migrants they serve.
Series
Category
Geographic Subjects
Creator
UNHCR
Alternate Title
unifeed220419h
Asset ID
2729589