GENEVA / AMOS GUTERRES

08-Dec-2014 00:02:39
Humanitarian organizations need (USD) 16.4 billion to help almost 60 million of the world’s most vulnerable people in 2015. UNTV CH
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STORY: GENEVA / AMOS GUTERRES
TRT: 2:39
SOURCE: UNTV CH
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 8 DECEMBER 2014, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
SHOTLIST
8 DECEMBER 2014, GENEVA

1. Wide shot, exterior Palais des Nations
2. Wide shot of speakers arriving at top table
3. Camera crews
4. SOUNDBITE (English) – Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator: “The number of people affected by conflicts and natural disasters around the world has reached record levels. Just a year ago UN agencies and partners asked for 12.9 billion dollars to assist 52 million people who we considered to be the most vulnerable and most in need of protection. Over the course of this year the number of people affected by conflict and disaster has risen sharply and at the end of November, we estimated that there were 102 million people around the world who were in need of assistance.”
5. Mid shot of journalists
6. SOUNDBITE (English) – Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator: “In the plans that we are launching today, a combined 78 million people are considered in need of humanitarian assistance. And we aim to respond to the urgent needs of 57 million of them.”
7. Mid shot of journalists
8. SOUNDBITE (English) – Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator: “Each year we ask our donors for more and more funding for our appeals. But as needs rise the resource gap is widening. Responding to people’s suffering must be a shared responsibility and there must be a determined collective effort through 2015 to close the growing gap between needs and resources.”
9. Close up of report
10. SOUNDBITE (English) - Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator: “The people in these countries - and who this appeal intends to help - have experienced unimaginable suffering. Millions have been displaced within their own countries and across borders.”
11. Wide shot of briefing room
12. SOUNDBITE (English) - Antonio Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees: “This dramatic increase in needs is not something exceptional for 2015. It represents a trend and displacement that is one of the key factors of humanitarian needs in the world. Clearly shows that trend.”
13. Mid shot of podium
14. SOUNDBITE (English) - Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator: “We are not asking for money to meet the humanitarian needs of every single person in the world that needs it. That is part of the tragedy of this process. We are asking to meet the needs of some of the most vulnerable people.”
15. Wide shot of press briefing room.


STORYLINE

Humanitarian organizations need (USD) 16.4 billion to help almost 60 million of the world’s most vulnerable people in 2015.

At the launch of the Global Humanitarian Appeal for next year, the United Nations said that (USD) 7.2 billion is needed to help Syrian refugees alone – with (USD) 2.8 billion of that to help those displaced by the conflict inside Syria and a further (USD) 4.4 billion to help more than 3,250,000 refugees who are registered in neighbouring countries.

A total of 78 million people are considered to be in need of humanitarian assistance. The appeal aims to respond to the urgent needs of 57 million of them.

Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, noted that the number of people affected by conflicts and natural disasters around the world has reached record levels.

She said “just a year ago UN agencies and partners asked for 12.9 billion dollars to assist 52 million people who we considered to be the most vulnerable and most in need of protection. Over the course of this year the number of people affected by conflict and disaster has risen sharply and at the end of November, we estimated that there were 102 million people around the world who were in need of assistance.”

She also said that there is a growing gap between the needs of trying to alleviate people’s suffering and the resources available to help.

In 2014, international donors provided (USD) 9.4 billion for humanitarian aid, half of what had been requested. There were large differences in the levels of funding provided for specific countries.

The crises in Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan and Syria, which have been top priorities this year, will remain priorities for humanitarian assistance in 2015, accounting for over 70% of the funding requirements announced today.

The over major crises covered by the appeal are Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Myanmar, occupied Palestinian territory, Somalia, Sudan, Ukraine and Yemen.

Antonio Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, said that today’s needs are at unprecedented leve
STORYLINE
EVA / AMOS GUTERRES
TRT: 2:39
SOURCE: UNTV CH
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 8 DECEMBER 2014, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

SHOTLIST:

8 DECEMBER 2014, GENEVA

1. Wide shot, exterior Palais des Nations
2. Wide shot of speakers arriving at top table
3. Camera crews
4. SOUNDBITE (English) – Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator: “The number of people affected by conflicts and natural disasters around the world has reached record levels. Just a year ago UN agencies and partners asked for 12.9 billion dollars to assist 52 million people who we considered to be the most vulnerable and most in need of protection. Over the course of this year the number of people affected by conflict and disaster has risen sharply and at the end of November, we estimated that there were 102 million people around the world who were in need of assistance.”
5. Mid shot of journalists
6. SOUNDBITE (English) – Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator: “In the plans that we are launching today, a combined 78 million people are considered in need of humanitarian assistance. And we aim to respond to the urgent needs of 57 million of them.”
7. Mid shot of journalists
8. SOUNDBITE (English) – Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator: “Each year we ask our donors for more and more funding for our appeals. But as needs rise the resource gap is widening. Responding to people’s suffering must be a shared responsibility and there must be a determined collective effort through 2015 to close the growing gap between needs and resources.”
9. Close up of report
10. SOUNDBITE (English) - Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator: “The people in these countries - and who this appeal intends to help - have experienced unimaginable suffering. Millions have been displaced within their own countries and across borders.”
11. Wide shot of briefing room
12. SOUNDBITE (English) - Antonio Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees: “This dramatic increase in needs is not something exceptional for 2015. It represents a trend and displacement that is one of the key factors of humanitarian needs in the world. Clearly shows that trend.”
13. Mid shot of podium
14. SOUNDBITE (English) - Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator: “We are not asking for money to meet the humanitarian needs of every single person in the world that needs it. That is part of the tragedy of this process. We are asking to meet the needs of some of the most vulnerable people.”
15. Wide shot of press briefing room.


STORYLINE

Humanitarian organizations need (USD) 16.4 billion to help almost 60 million of the world’s most vulnerable people in 2015.

At the launch of the Global Humanitarian Appeal for next year, the United Nations said that (USD) 7.2 billion is needed to help Syrian refugees alone – with (USD) 2.8 billion of that to help those displaced by the conflict inside Syria and a further (USD) 4.4 billion to help more than 3,250,000 refugees who are registered in neighbouring countries.

A total of 78 million people are considered to be in need of humanitarian assistance. The appeal aims to respond to the urgent needs of 57 million of them.

Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, noted that the number of people affected by conflicts and natural disasters around the world has reached record levels.

She said “just a year ago UN agencies and partners asked for 12.9 billion dollars to assist 52 million people who we considered to be the most vulnerable and most in need of protection. Over the course of this year the number of people affected by conflict and disaster has risen sharply and at the end of November, we estimated that there were 102 million people around the world who were in need of assistance.”

She also said that there is a growing gap between the needs of trying to alleviate people’s suffering and the resources available to help.

In 2014, international donors provided (USD) 9.4 billion for humanitarian aid, half of what had been requested. There were large differences in the levels of funding provided for specific countries.

The crises in Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan and Syria, which have been top priorities this year, will remain priorities for humanitarian assistance in 2015, accounting for over 70% of the funding requirements announced today.

The over major crises covered by the appeal are Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Myanmar, occupied Palestinian territory, Somalia, Sudan, Ukraine and Yemen.

Antonio Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, said that today’s needs are at unprecedented levels, and without more support there is no way to respond to the humanitarian situations that are being seen in region after region and conflict after conflict.
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