UN / NIGERIA HUMANITARIAN

Preview Language:   Original
10-Nov-2023 00:02:06
The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Matthias Schmale, said that more than 8 million people need assistance in the country. UNIFEED

Available Language: English
Type
Language
Format
Acquire
/
English
Other Formats
Description
STORY: UN / NIGERIA HUMANITARIAN
TRT: 02:06
SOURCE: UNIFEED
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 10 NOVEMBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

SHOTLIST:

FILE - NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, United Nations Headquarters

10 NOVEMBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, speakers, press room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Matthias Schmale, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator ad interim for Nigeria, United Nations:
“The situation in Northeast Nigeria is far from over. We have a continued non-international armed conflict that is affecting a lot of people. We think more than 8 million people remain in need of assistance.”
4. Med shot, journalist
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Matthias Schmale, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator ad interim for Nigeria, United Nations:
“We need to recognize that with all the uncertainty and the troubles across the Sahel and West Africa, Nigeria remains a stable country, a democratic country, and we owe it to them to recognize that and to partner up with them.”
6. Wide shot, speakers
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Matthias Schmale, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator ad interim for Nigeria, United Nations:
“Boko Haram, again, as the summary term, is weaker than it used to be. Our assessment would be that they cannot sustain the kind of military campaigns - to call them that - against the military. What they're instead doing is inflicting violence on civilians, you know, their violence has become more unpredictable, and we are seeing rising numbers of civilians being killed and tortured because they do random attacks all over the place, which also means it’s become less safe for civilians, but also humanitarian.”
8. Wide shot, speakers
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Matthias Schmale, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator ad interim for Nigeria, United Nations:
“We remain worried because of also the instability in Niger that Islamic, you know, violent extremist groups are finding havens there and are preparing to spread whatever they are up to further into the continent. So right now, North Nigeria is, I think, relatively safe and protected from those influences as much as it can be, but the region itself is not, and for the UN, I think it's fair to say the influence of violent extremist groups remains of grave concern.”

STORYLINE:
The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Matthias Schmale, said that more than 8 million people need assistance in the country.

Talking to journalists today (10 Nov), Schmale said that the situation in Northeast Nigeria is “far from over. We have a continued non-international armed conflict that is affecting a lot of people.”

On Nigeria itself, he said, “We need to recognize that with all the uncertainty and the troubles across the Sahel and West Africa, Nigeria remains a stable country, a democratic country, and we owe it to them to recognize that and to partner up with them.”

Answering a question, he said that Boko Haram “is weaker than it used to be” but that “their violence has become more unpredictable.”

He continued, “We are seeing rising numbers of civilians being killed and tortured because they do random attacks all over the place, which also means it's become less safe for civilians, but also humanitarian,

On the region, he said, “We remain worried because of also the instability in Niger that Islamic, you know, violent extremist groups are finding havens there and are preparing to spread whatever they are up to further into the continent. So right now, North Nigeria is, I think, relatively safe and protected from those influences as much as it can be, but the region itself is not, and for the UN, I think it's fair to say the influence of violent extremist groups remains of grave concern.”
Series
Category
Geographic Subjects
Creator
UNIFEED
Alternate Title
unifeed231110i
Asset ID
3140644