UNHCR / GRANDI REFUGEES APPEAL

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UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, urged much more support to address the staggering humanitarian needs in Syria after a visit to the country. UNHCR

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STORY: UNHCR / GRANDI REFUGEES APPEAL
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DATELINE: 12 SEPTEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY

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1. Various shots, exterior of vocational training center building
2. Med shot, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi walking through vocational training center building with UNHCR and UNDP staff
3. Various shots of training machines
4. Med shot, High Commissioner being briefed about solar power training machines
5. Close up, solar panel
6. SOUNDBITE (English) AMJAD JESRI, UNHCR:
“The other profession that will be taught here in the center, which is the installation and the maintenance of the solar power energy. Of course, this has been like the first high demand professional, you know, considering the long hours of power cuts.”
7. Close up, solar energy entrance
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Mohamad Jaser, UNDP:
“So this is both meeting the needs at the local level at the same time contributes to promoting,
bringing clean energy so with this we're trying to reduce the reliance of traditional sources of energy. It's really in high demand of the market.”
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees:
“I think it's a really good project to help people to have a cheaper source of energy, a cleaner source of energy, avoiding the pollution, if I understand correctly, and to also give some livelihood to young people. So congratulations and keep going.”
10. Various shots, solar panels
11. Wide shot, High commissioner walking in the streets of Aleppo city
12. Med shot, High commissioner walking in the streets of Aleppo city and talking with the people he is meeting
13. Med shot, High commissioner walking with UNHCR staff to visit a family in Aleppo city
14. Med shot, High commissioner entering the family house
15. Wide shot, family welcoming the High commissioner
16. Med shot, High commissioner talking to the family
17. Close up, one of the family members listening to the High commissioner
18. Wide shot, mother talking to the High Commissioner
19. Close up, mother talking to the High Commissioner
20. Various shots, mother preparing meal
21. Various shots, mother and daughter putting up solar panel
22. Various shots, family at home / children reading
23. Med shot, children entering the classroom in the school
24. Wide shot, children sitting in their chairs
25. Wide shot, teacher teaching the students
26. Med shot, High commissioner entering the school
27. Close up, High commissioner entering the classroom
28. Wide shot, High commissioner saying hi to the students
29. Wide shot, High commissioner talking to the teacher
30. Various shots, High commissioner sitting with the students
31. Wide shot, High commissioner entering the community center
32. Various shots, High commissioner at the community center
33. Various shots, community center
34. Med shot, High commissioner walking next to Aleppo citadel
35. SOUNDBITE (English) Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees:
“I spent quite some time with the inhabitants of Aleppo, many of whom stayed here during the difficult times, many of whom were displaced and are now coming back or have come back. But their humanitarian their needs are very acute and very dramatic. They have little food, little running water, no electricity. That's why we distribute solar lamps to try to help them. We give them blankets because winter is cold in this city, and it will be very harsh without heating. There is no work.”
36. Wide shot, destroyed building
37. SOUNDBITE (English) Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees:
“It is important and it is my appeal from Aleppo today not to forget the humanitarian needs of ordinary people. The food, the water, the medicines. The political, security situation in Syria and in the region continues to be extremely complex. But I believe that humanitarian needs should be detached from any politics. It is the right of all of us, wherever we are in whichever situation, to have access to food, to basic livelihoods, to water, to shelter, to warmth. And this is why it is important that we continue to be supported generously by donors in providing humanitarian assistance to the Syrian ordinary people, and that this assistance continues and increases especially in the difficult season ahead, which is winter.”

STORYLINE:

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, urged much more support to address the staggering humanitarian needs in Syria after a visit to the country.

High Commissioner’s visit focused on drawing the world’s attention to the more than 14.3 million people in the Syrian Arab Republic in need of humanitarian assistance, including over 6.9 internally displaced people.

Indeed, 90 percent of Syrians live under the poverty line and more than 13 million have been displaced in the past 11 years, with 5.5 million refugees hosted in five neighbouring countries.

UNHCR in Syria provides protection and assistance to IDPs, returnees, refugees and stateless people based on identified needs and vulnerabilities.

During his two-day visit to the Syrian Arab Republic, Grandi travelled to the historic city of Aleppo and its rural areas where he met with Syrian families who spoke of the mounting challenges they face to provide for their children. Some were still displaced from their homes, others had returned after displacement within Syria, and some from abroad.

The High Commissioner called for support from the international community to enable humanitarian agencies to address the staggering humanitarian needs and help people cope especially during the approaching winter season.
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