UNICEF / ROHINGYA CHILDREN

22-Feb-2018 00:01:34
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said urgent efforts are needed to help more than 720,000 Rohingya children who are threatened either by the approaching cyclone season in Bangladesh or by ongoing violence and denial of their basic rights in Myanmar. UNICEF
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STORY: UNICEF / ROHINGYA CHILDREN
TRT: 01:34
SOURCE: UNICEF
RESTRICTIONS: PLEASE CREDIT UNICEF ON SCREEN
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: DECEMBER 2017 / 27 JANUARY 2018, COX’S BAZAR, BANGLADESH
SHOTLIST
DECEMBER 2017, COX’S BAZAR, BANGLADESH

1. Aerial shot, Unchiprang camp
2. Wide shot, people walking through Kutapalong camp
3. Wide shots, Tombru makeshift camp on the banks of a creek forming at the Bangladesh-Myanmar border

27 JANUARY 2018, COX’S BAZAR, BANGLADESH

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Viviane van Steirteghem, Chief of Field Office in Cox’s Bazar Bangladesh, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF):
“We have the rains coming soon, and we have a lot of preparation to do for those rains. We know that a certain number of people still live on the slopes of hills, and there may be landslides. And we know that a lot of people actually live in areas which will entirely flooded.”

DECEMBER 2017, COX’S BAZAR, BANGLADESH

5. Wide shot, children playing football outside of child-friendly space in Balukhali camp
6. Med shot, children inside UNICEF child friendly space
7. UPSOUND (Rohingya) man on megaphone:
“This is a very dangerous disease you go to the block leader and take the vaccine.”
8. Med shot, UNICEF health workers giving out cooler boxes with Diphtheria vaccines.
9. Close up, child getting injection in a makeshift clinic
10. Med shot, boy getting a shot inside a learning centre converted into a makeshift clinic for vaccination campaign in Balukahli camp

27 JANUARY 2018, COX’S BAZAR, BANGLADESH

12. SOUNDBITE (English) Viviane van Steirteghem, Chief of Field Office in Cox’s Bazar Bangladesh, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF):
“Access to health, access to education, access to child protection services, will be considerably diminished, and even access to clean water, and access to sanitation, we will really need to look at that because it’s very much in danger.”

DECEMBER 2017, COX’S BAZAR, BANGLADESH

13. Med shot, blue UNICEF funded latrine
14. Med shot, New latrine being dug in Unchiprang camp
15. Wide shot, walls being installed on latrine
16. Wide shot, children collecting water from tube well pump
17. Med shot, children collecting water from tube well pump
18. Close up, water pumped from tube well in Kutapalong camp
19. Wide shot, children queuing for water in Unchiprang camp
20. Close up, young girl wrapped in blanket
21. Close up, baby wrapped in blanket
22. Med shot, view of bridge in camp
23. Wide shot, view over camp at sun set
STORYLINE
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said urgent efforts are needed to help more than 720,000 Rohingya children who are threatened either by the approaching cyclone season in Bangladesh or by ongoing violence and denial of their basic rights in Myanmar.

In a report released today (23 Feb) marking six months since the start of the latest exodus of Rohingya refugees into southern Bangladesh, UNICEF said floods caused by the forthcoming cyclone season are likely to engulf the fragile and insanitary camps where most of the refugees are living, raising the likelihood of waterborne disease outbreaks and forcing clinics, learning centres and other facilities for children to close.

The report estimated that 185,000 Rohingya children remain in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, fearful of the violence and horror that drove so many of their relatives and neighbours to flee. In Bangladesh, there are estimated to be around 534,000 Rohingya refugee children from last year’s and previous influxes.

UNICEF called on the Myanmar Government to end the violence, and to address what it described as a crisis of human rights in Rakhine State. The report stressed that that the recognition of the Rohingya people’s basic rights would create the conditions necessary for the refugees to return to their former homes in Myanmar.

Since August 2017, lack of access to many parts of Rakhine State has severely restricted the work of UNICEF and other humanitarian agencies. UNICEF said immediate and unimpeded access to all children in the state was imperative. It also called for longer-term efforts to address intercommunal tension and promote social cohesion.
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