LEBANON / PAU GASOL

08-Sep-2016 00:02:02
NBA star and UNICEF Goodwill ambassador Pau Gasol visited Lebanon to witness first-hand the hardships faced by Syrian refugees in the country. UNICEF / UNIFEED-UNTV
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STORY: LEBANON / PAU GASOL
TRT: 02:02
SOURCE: UNICEF
RESTRICTIONS: EMBARGOED UNTIL 14:00 EST ON 8 SEPTEMBER 2016; PLEASE CREDIT UNICEF ON SCREEN
LANGUAGE: SPANISH / NATS

DATELINE: 08 SEPTEMBER 2016, BEKAA VALLEY / BEIRUT, LEBANON
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08 SEPTEMBER 2016, BEKAA VALLEY, LEBANON

1. Wide shot, Pau Gasol greeting children
2. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Pau Gasol, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador:
“We are in Saadnayel settlement in Lebanon. I’ve got to know some families, lots of children who are living in this settlement. I’ve learned about their daily lives and how UNICEF helps these families to have a better life and improve the conditions they live in, which are not easy.”
3. Med shot, young women in tent
4. Wide shot, Gasol sitting with children in tent

08 SEPTEMBER 2016, BEIRUT, LEBANON

5. Wide shot, Gasol walking through tented area with child
6. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Pau Gasol, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador:
“UNICEF is working to provide safe drinking water and latrines which are essential to preventing disease.”

08 SEPTEMBER 2016, BEKAA VALLEY, LEBANON

7. Wide shot, Pau Gasol speaking with mother and child
8. Wide shot, Pau Gasol in Mobile Medical Unit with child and doctor

08 SEPTEMBER 2016, BEIRUT, LEBANON

9. Wide shot, Pau Gasol playing basketball with young girls
10. Wide shot, Pau Gasol lifting young girl up to hoop to dunk
11. Wide shot, Pau Gasol playing basketball with young boys

08 SEPTEMBER 2016, BEKAA VALLEY, LEBANON

12. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Pau Gasol, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador:
“In the end, the most important thing is being with these kids, bringing them a bit of joy, seeing them smile but I know there is still a lot of work to do. They’re in a very precarious situation and need our support.
13. Wide shot, Gasol leaving settlement as children wave to camera
STORYLINE
NBA star and UNICEF Goodwill ambassador Pau Gasol visited Lebanon to witness first-hand the hardships faced by Syrian refugees in the country.

Gasol visited makeshift camps in Beirut and the Bekaa Valley where he was able to meet with children and families. He said he “learned about their daily lives and how UNICEF helps these families to have a better life and improve the conditions they live in.”

Gasol was also able to join children in a friendly game of basketball at Beirut’s Hoops Club. In 2013, Hoops Club and UNICEF launched a joint project to bring together adolescents from Syrian refugee communities and Lebanese communities as part of an effort to encourage dialogue and cohesion between the two communities.

Gasol said the “most important thing is being with these kids, bringing them a bit of joy, seeing them smile.” He said the children were in a “precarious situation and need our support.”
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