GENEVA / KUWAIT FUNDING SYRIA

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The government of Kuwait has made available $300 million to humanitarian agencies working inSyriaon the humanitarian crisis. CH UNTV

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STORY: GENEVA/ KUWAIT FUNDING SYRIA
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DATELINE: 7 APRIL 2014, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND /RECENT


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1. Wide shot, exterior, Palais des Nations.

7 APRIL 2014, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

2. Wide shot, presser
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Gueterres, High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR):
“I'm sure the second Kuwaiti contribution will represent for many Syrians, for millions of Syrians inside and outside the country the difference between life and death, the difference between human dignity and abject depravation.”
4. Cutaway, UNIS Director Corinne Momal Vanian
5. SOUNDBITE (English), William Lacy Swing, Director General of the International Organization for Migration:
“We all have a responsibility now to use this money in the most effective way possible and will be of course keeping total transparency in the use of this money and hope that it will lead others to follow this generous trail that has now been blazed by the Amir.”
6. Cutaway, journalists
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Gueterres, High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR):
“We know that this tragedy together with the tragedy of the people displaced inside the country, 6.5 million, now shows that almost half of the Syrian population is displaced. And this is the kind of tragedy that is very difficult to find in all parts of the world since I remember looking into crises, after the Second World War.”
8. Cutaway, journalists
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Amir Mahmoud Abdulla, Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, World Food Programme:
“There cannot be a humanitarian solution to this political crisis, but there must be a political solution to what is now a humanitarian crisis.
10. Cut a way, pan of podium, Salle III, Palais des Nations, Geneva.
11. Cutaway, line up of UN heads of agencies
12. Cutaway, cameraman
13. Cutaway, OCHA Geneva Director
14. Cutaway, photographer
15. Cutaway, Mr. Antonio Gueterres receiving cheque
16. Cut a way, William Lacy Swing receiving cheque
17. Cutaway, Amir Mahmoud Abdulla receiving cheque


STORYLINE:

The government of Kuwait has made available $300 million to humanitarian agencies working in Syria on the humanitarian crisis. The money was handed out at a ceremony at the UN headquarters in Geneva Monday.

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) received $100 million. UNHCR needs over US$ 1.6 billion to fully fund our operations in response to the Syria crisis. It is currently 22 per cent funded.

The donation comes as Syria tops the world list for those forcibly displaced, with over 2.6 million Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries and more than 6.5 million displaced inside the country.

As the situation continues to worsen, the numbers of people in need continues to grow.

Antonio Guterres, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, welcoming Kuwait’s donation said: “I'm sure the second Kuwaiti contribution will represent for many Syrians, for millions of Syrians inside and outside the country the difference between life and death, the difference between human dignity and abject depravation.”
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