MOZAMBIQUE / REFUGEES ELECTRICITY

Preview Language:   Original
12-Dec-2022 00:05:36
In Mozambique’s Nampula province, UNHCR has partnered with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the government to provide electricity to refugees and displaced people living at the Maratane refugee settlement, under the Energy for All project. UNHCR

Available Languages: English, Kiswahili
Type
Language
Format
Acquire
/
Six Official
Other Formats
Description
STORY: MOZAMBIQUE / REFUGEES ELECTRICITY
TRT: 05:36
SOURCE: UNHCR
RESTRICTIONS: PLEASE CREDIT UNHCR ON SCREEN
LANGUAGES: ENGLISH / PORTUGUESE / SWAHILI / NATS

DATELINE:

29-31 NOVEMBER 2022, NAMPULA, MOZAMBIQUE / FILE

SHOTLIST:

29-31 NOVEMBER 2022, NAMPULA, MOZAMBIQUE

1. Various shots, Congolese refugee Charlotte Fatuma, screwing lightbulb into the socket turning it on
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Charlotte Fatuma, Congolese Refugee:
“When I sell, I sell I have 1,000, I buy electricity for 1,000 and I keep it because when I not selling much, I get stressed, because the problem is electricity finish.”
3. Various shots, Charlotte arranging soft drinks in cooler
4. Various shots, Charlotte arranging items on shelf
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Charlotte Fatuma, Congolese Refugee:
“When you don’t put on electricity, everything is dark. The customers can’t enter here to buy. When you don’t have electricity.”
6. Wide shot, people walking and biking along street
7. Various shots, electricity lines
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Irene Omondi, United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR):
“Corrane IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) site is a good example of where you see a fusion of humanitarian work and development work coming together. This site has the benefit of being part of the electrification, as you can see, where the houses are connected to electricity.”
9. Various shots, power lines.
10. Wide shot, woman walking along street
11. Close up, Power infrastructure

FILE - PEMBA, MOZAMBIQUE

12. Various shots, aerial drone views of destruction following cyclone

FILE - NAMPULA, MARATANI SITE, MOZAMBIQUE

13. Various shots, people walking in camp
14. Wide shot, family outside house

29-31 NOVEMBER 2022, NAMPULA, MOZAMBIQUE

15. SOUNDBITE (Swahili) Neema Cenga, Mozambican Internally Displaced Person:
“I was in the house when the first winds hit. I took refuge at my neighbours. They gave me a place to stay with my children.”
16. Various shots, Neema walking into house and switching on light
17. Close up, Neema charging phone
18. Close up, Neema looking on
19. Close up, mobile phone
20. Med shot, children using mobile phone
21. SOUNDBITE (Swahili) Neema Cenga, Mozambican Internally Displaced Person:
“I am happy about the electricity because I don’t need to buy kerosene anymore. It helps me a lot. My children are happy because the young ones used to be afraid of the night, because it was dark.”

22. Wide shot, Neema’s house
23. Close up, power line
24. Various shots, lit bulb on house
25. Wide shot, people walking along street
26. SOUNDBITE (Portuguese) Alberto Armando, National Disasters Management Institute, Mozambique:
“Nampula province's exposure to extreme events makes it one of the most vulnerable provinces, because it has a long coastline, which is cyclically affected by natural extreme events. UNHCR is doing its best in benefiting the communities mainly in the approach of integrating the internally displaced. The province has defined as a priority, when we benefit the internally displaced, we also look at the host communities. These kinds of actions are taking place with more impact.”
27. Close up, power line
28. Various shots, Irene talking to residents
29. Various shots, Charlotte’s shop
30. Close up, lit bulb
31. SOUNDBITE (English) Charlotte Fatuma, Congolese Refugee:
“When my daughter wants to do homework, she needs electricity. The light is there to do the homework nicely.”
32. Wide shot, timelapse of sunset

STORYLINE:

In Mozambique’s Nampula province, UNHCR has partnered with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the government to provide electricity to refugees and displaced people living at the Maratane refugee settlement, under the Energy for All project.

Charlotte Fatuma and Neema Cenga are refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) living in Mozambique. Charlotte is a successful businesswoman, running a small shop in Maratane refugee settlement, and Neema a mother trying to raise and educate her children.

SOUNDBITE (English) Charlotte Fatuma, Congolese Refugee:
“When I sell, I sell I have 1,000, I buy electricity for 1,000 and I keep it because when I not selling much, I get stressed, because the problem is electricity finish.”

SOUNDBITE (English) Charlotte Fatuma, Congolese Refugee:
“When you don’t put on electricity, everything is dark. The customers can’t enter here to buy. When you don’t have electricity.”

A similar programme supported by the World Bank (WB) also runs at the Corrane IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) site.

SOUNDBITE (English) Irene Omondi, United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR):
“Corrane IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) site is a good example of where you see a fusion of humanitarian work and development work coming together. This site has the benefit of being part of the electrification, as you can see, where the houses are connected to electricity.”

Both women benefit from access to electricity from a UNHCR partnership with the World Bank, the African Development Bank and the Government of Mozambique to provide electricity to displaced people living in camps.

SOUNDBITE (Swahili) Neema Cenga, Mozambican Internally Displaced Person:
“I was in the house when the first winds hit. I took refuge at my neighbours. They gave me a place to stay with my children.”

SOUNDBITE (Swahili) Neema Cenga, Mozambican Internally Displaced Person:
“I am happy about the electricity because I don’t need to buy kerosene anymore. It helps me a lot. My children are happy because the young ones used to be afraid of the night, because it was dark.”



Access to electricity allows displaced people to improve their lives. Children can study in the evening. Businesses like Charlotte’s shop in Maratane thrive.

Displaced residents can also charge their electronic devices like mobile phones which help them stay in contact with family and friends.

The electricity project has several components and contributes to the government’s ambition to provide every Mozambican, as well as refugees and displaced people in Nampula province with electricity by 2030.

SOUNDBITE (Portuguese) Alberto Armando, National Disasters Management Institute, Mozambique:
“Nampula province's exposure to extreme events makes it one of the most vulnerable provinces, because it has a long coastline, which is cyclically affected by natural extreme events. UNHCR is doing its best in benefiting the communities mainly in the approach of integrating the internally displaced. The province has defined as a priority, when we benefit the internally displaced, we also look at the host communities. These kinds of actions are taking place with more impact.”

The province hosts 9,300 refugees in Maratane settlement, and internally displaced persons who fled attacks in the neighbouring Cabo Delgado Province, including 7,200 displaced people in Corrane site, a two-hour drive away from Nampula.

SOUNDBITE (English) Charlotte Fatuma, Congolese Refugee:
“When my daughter wants to do homework, she needs electricity. The light is there to do the homework nicely.”

Mozambique is one of the least developed countries in the world and ranks 180th out of 189 countries on the 2019 Human Development Index.

By 1 December 2022, over one million people remained internally displaced due to violence perpetrated by non-state armed groups mainly in the country’s Cabo Delgado province and as a result of the devastating impact of climate change and disasters such as cyclones, tropical storms and floods. In addition to IDPs, the country hosts some 29,000 refugees.
Series
Category
Geographic Subjects
Creator
UNHCR
Alternate Title
unifeed221212c
Asset ID
2993581