SYRIA / DISPLACED EASTERN GHOUTA

19-Mar-2018 00:00:59
Over 30,000 Syrians who fled the conflict in Eastern Ghouta are currently sheltering in four collective centres in rural Damascus, Syria, while the humanitarian agencies expect thousands more in the following days. UNHCR
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STORY: SYRIA / DISPLACED EASTERN GHOUTA
TRT: 0:59
SOURCE: UNHCR
RESTRICTIONS: PLEASE CREDIT UNHCR ON SCREEN
LANGUAGE: ARABIC /NATS

DATELINE: 17 MARCH 2018, AL HAMOURIYA CROSSING, EASTERN GHOUTA, SYRIA
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1. Wide shot, displaced walking
2. Med shot, displaced on the road
3. Close up, displaced men passing by
4. Wide shot, people walking in rubble
5. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Ali Touma, 75-year-old displaced from Eastern Ghouta:
”Even with my broken leg, we made our way out. I broke it a year ago and had an operation. Now I have metal plates in my leg. I used my crutches to walk out.”
6. Med shot, Touma with kids
7. Close up, kids
8. Various shots, people carrying their belongings passing by
9. Med shot, men embrace each other
10. Close up, woman with child sitting
11. Pan left, displaced in school yard
12. Med shot, man talking to UNHCR officer
STORYLINE
Thousands of women, men, children and elderly from Eastern Ghouta are finally able to escape the conflict raging around them and find safety in collective shelters set up to receive them.

Ali Touma, 75, is one of many who lived trapped within the enclave and under daily bombardments for years.

SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Ali Touma, displaced from Eastern Ghouta:
”Even with my broken leg, we made our way out. I broke it a year ago and had an operation. Now I have metal plates in my leg. I used my crutches to walk out.”

There are to date over 30,000 internally displaced Syrians from Eastern Ghouta being sheltered in four collective centres in rural Damascus. Thousands more are expected as humanitarian agencies work to provide them with much needed assistance.
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