SOMALIA / O’BRIEN IDP CAMP

06-Mar-2017 00:02:31
Visiting Somalia, UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien urged the world “to act fast, to act now, and to act together” to help Somalis in desperate need, warning of a “severe trend” of internal displacement caused by drought in the country. UNIFEED
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STORY: SOMALIA / O’BRIEN IDP CAMP
TRT: 02:31
SOURCE: UNIFEED
RESTRICTION: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / SOMALI / NATS

DATELINE: 06 MARCH 2017, MOGADISHU, SOMALIA
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1.Wide shot, camp for the internally displaced
2.Wide shot, girl walking in camp
3.Wide shot, women and children sitting in camp
4.Various shots, O’Brien arriving at camp
5.Various shots, O’Brien speaking to internal displaced persons
6.UPSOUND (English) Stephen O'Brien, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, United Nations:
“We understand the hunger, the thirst and the need to look after your children. And the reason that I and my colleagues are here is because, by seeing it ourselves, we can make the story known to a much bigger world and try to help.”
7.Wide shot, O’Brien speaking to internal displaced persons
8.UPSOUND (English) Stephen O'Brien, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, United Nations:
“You need to know that you touch our hearts.”
9.Wide shot, displaced woman with baby
10.Wide shot, O’Brien leaving
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Stephen O'Brien, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, United Nations:
“Whenever you have enormous pressure on people’s ability to survive or to be protected in conflict, you will get internal displacement, and here we have a severe trend of internal displacement. And so, it is very difficult to be absolutely sure about the level that is going to happen. You can see all the evidence, all the clues, are there; that’s why we need to act fast, to act now, and to act together in order to put money behind the programs which can help support people in their hour of need.”
12. Various shots, internal displaced children
13. Various shots, O’Brien visiting a water point
STORYLINE
In a visit to Somalia, UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien urged the world “to act fast, to act now and to act together” to help Somalis in desperate need warning of a “severe trend” of internal displacement caused by drought in the country.

O’Brien visited the Zone K camp in the Somali capital Mogadishu today (March 6) where he met with women and children on the brink of famine who were displaced by the rapidly deteriorating drought situation. O’Brien told a group in the camp that he understood “the hunger, the thirst and the need” to look after their children adding that by seeing the situation he could “make the story known to a much bigger world and try to help.”

According to the UN humanitarian office (OCHA), Zone K has been a settlement for people displaced by drought from the Lower Shabelle, Bay and Bakool regions since 2011. The camp became one of the biggest settlements for internally displaced people in Mogadishu.

Some 6.2 million people, about half the population of Somalia, are in need of humanitarian assistance. Nearly three million people are unable to meet their daily food requirements and need urgent life-saving assistance. Almost 950,000 children under the age of five will be acutely malnourished this year, with 185,000 of those children at risk of death without immediate medical treatment.
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