JORDAN / SYRIA REFUGEES NIGHT ARRIVALS

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30-Jan-2013 00:01:51
As donors gathered today in Kuwait for the humanitarian pledging conference on Syria, thousands of Syrians continued to flee to neighbouring countries. The UN refugee agency expects to register 50,000 new refugees in Jordan alone by the end of February. Many of them arrive under cover of night. UNHCR

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STORY: JORDAN / SYRIA REFUGEES NIGHT ARRIVALS
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SOURCE: UNHCR
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LANGUAGE: ARABIC / ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 26- 27 JANUARY 2013, ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, JORDAN


SHOTLIST:

1. Wide shot, headlights of a new bus arriving
2. Wide shot, an emptied bus passing by while refugees leaving an other one
3. Wide shot, new Syrian refugees on a bus arriving to the Za'atari refugee camp
4. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Mohammed Abdul Hamid, Syrian Refugee:
"A huge number of refugees are heading towards Jordan. It's really a high number. For example, I can talk about the Dael city. Dael had a population of 45.000. Now there's only 1500 people who stayed there."
5. Wide shot, new arrivals leaving the bus
6. Med shot, three children waiting for their parents
7. Med shot, elderly refugee and children sitting on their bags
8. Wide shot, refugees walking with their belongings in the dark
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Mansour Al-Soud, International Organization for Migration (IOM):
“The refugees come at night, because the night is safer for them.”
10. Pan right, family passing by an ambulance car
11. Med shot, IOM staff talking to an elderly refugee woman.
12. SOUNDUP (Arabic) IOM Medical staff and Elderly lady:
-IOM Medical staff: “Do you have any health problems, diseases?
-Elderly woman: “Yes, I have a lot…”
13. Wide shot, refugees walking into a large reception tent.
14. Wide shot, newly arrived refugees waiting in a prefabricated hangar.
15. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Mohammed Abdul Hamid, Syrian Refugee:
"I expected that it would difficult in Za'atri, but it's even worst inside Syria. Za'atri has mercy on us, not like Syria."
16. Various shots, newly arrived refugees sleeping in a prefabricated hangar
17. Wide shot, refugees walking into a large reception tent
18. Wide shot, refugees silhouetted inside the reception tent
19. Wide shot, a refugee man is looking at newcomers passing by


SHOTLIST:

Into the Jordanian desert by day and night the buses arrive.

On them the Syrian war’s newest refugees, thousands of them who have just fled their homeland.

Entire cities are being abandoned explains Mohammed Abdul Hamid.

SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Mohammed Abdul Hamid, Syrian Refugee:
"A huge number of refugees are heading towards Jordan. It's really a high number. For example, I can talk about the Dael city. Dael had a population of 45.000. Now there's only 1500 people who stayed there."

A final count is made and then the new arrivals begin their registration process.

These children hold hands so as not to lose each other, while this elderly refugee watches over her grandchildren waiting for a place to go.

Overnight staff works extended hours to register the new arrivals as quickly possible.

SOUNDBITE (English) Mansour Al-Soud, International Organization for Migration (IOM):
“The refugees come at night, because the night is safer for them.”

Ambulances are on stand-by to help those with medical needs.

SOUNDUP (Arabic) IOM Medical staff and Elderly lady:
-IOM Medical staff: “Do you have any health problems, diseases?
-Elderly woman: “Yes, I have a lot…”

Until the refugees are registered and get their own tent they stay in large reception hangers and tents.

Za’atri camp is now sheltering 75,000 refugees and growing.

SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Mohammed Abdul Hamid, Syrian Refugee:
"I expected that it would difficult in Za'atri, but it's even worst inside Syria. Za'atri has mercy on us, not like Syria."

These new arrivals will get supplies in the morning. Tonight they sleep here.

In Jordan alone, UNHCR expects to register another 50,000 refugees by the end of February. With the help of the Government of Jordan and partners it is preparing a second major camp close to Za’atri, which will be known as Halabat camp destined to shelter many of the new arrivals.
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