LIBYA / ASSISTANCE RECOVERY STABILIZATION

14-Dec-2018 00:03:42
In Libya, a senior UN delegation called on the Government and the international community to address people’s urgent need for life-saving assistance and support recovery and stabilization in the country. OCHA
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STORY: LIBYA / ASSISTANCE RECOVERY STABILIZATION
TRT: 3:42
SOURCE: OCHA
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 14 DECEMBER 2018, TRIPOLI, LIBYA
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14 DECEMBER 2018, OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER, TRIPOLI, LIBYA

1. Wide shot, Libyan Prime Minister Fayyez Al Sarraj shaking hands with UN delegation
2. Wide shot, Libyan Prime Minister Fayyez Al Sarraj sitting with the UN delegation

14 DECEMBER 2018, MATERNITY WARD IN AL JALAA PUBLIC HOSPITAL, TRIPOLI, LIBYA

3. Med shot, Abdurrhman Alsharef, Medical Coordinator, walking with Mueller, in maternity ward
4. Wide shot, baby in incubator
5. Wide shot, baby in incubator
6. Wide shot, Abdurrhman Alsharef, Medical Coordinator speaking to UN delegation
7. Wide shot, baby in incubator
8. Wide shot, baby sleeping
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Mourad Wahba, Director of Regional Bureau for Arab States, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP):
“I am here in Al Jalaa hospital in Tripoli, where I have seen the best and the worst. I have seen premature babies having to share incubators. I have seen patients who do not have surgical gloves to assist in caesarean sections. I have seen a complete lack of most immediate medical supplies. But I have also seen stories of heroism, of doctors who are doing the best they can, of nursing staff who are doing the best that they can, in impossible circumstances.”

14 DECEMBER 2018, AL GHIRANE AL JANOUBIYA SCHOOL, AL JANZOUR, TRIPOLI, LIBYA

10. Wide shot, Woman teaching Arabic letters to students in classroom
11. Wide shot, UN delegation in classroom
12. Close up, boy in classroom
13. Pan left, students
14. Med shot, Mueller listening to school principal
15. SOUNDBITE (English) Asako Okai, Director of Crisis Bureau, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP):
“This is a classroom rehabilitated by UNDP Stabilisation Facility. The reason for this is the influx of IDPs here. The population in Al Janzour has doubled. The classroom, the pupils have increased fivefold. Therefore, we needed to have ten classes rather than two, and it has been expending in one year. So, this is very essential to support this. These are the kids who need education. These are the future of the country.”

14 DECEMBER 2018, OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER, TRIPOLI, LIBYA

16. Wide shot, Police officers standing in official parade and UN delegation walking in.
17. Wide shot, UN Special Representative for Libya Ghassan Salame being handed plate during the inauguration ceremony of rehabilitated police training centre
18. Wide shot, empty classroom in rehabilitated police training centre in Tripoli

14 DECEMBER 2018, AL FALLAH IDP CAMP, TRIPOLI, LIBYA

19. Med shot, Mueller and Okai walking in IDP camp
20. Med shot, Mueller, Okai, and Wahba standing in camp
21. Close up, Okai and Mueller entering room in shelter
22. Med shot, Mueller speaking with girl and mother
23. Close up, Hand of a man opening door
24. Wide shot, shared public bathrooms
25. Med shot, displaced woman
26. Wide shot, corridor of shelter in camp
27. SOUNDBITE (English) Ursula Mueller, Assistant-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, United Nations:
“Here I am in an IDP camp and I met with the families. For instance, Fatima told me that she would like to go back to where she came from, but she heard that her house, and all houses, were being destroyed; and there are unexploded ordinances that preventing them from going back. While they are here, they have shelter, but they have to share the rooms; they have only one toilet for 16 families; they share one kitchen. What is encouraging is the kids can go to school. But they need to go back home in a dignified voluntary way. We discussed with the authorities here in Libya how the Government is trying to provide the conditions that are conducive for them to go back and how the international humanitarian community can support.”
28. Traveling, corridor of shelter in camp
29. Wide shot, boy running in corridor of shelter in camp
STORYLINE
In Libya, a senior UN delegation called on the Government and the international community to address people’s urgent need for life-saving assistance and support recovery and stabilization in the country.

The delegation included United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Director of the Regional Bureau for Arab States, Mourad Wahba, the Director of the Crisis Bureau, Asako Okai, and the UN Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator (OCHA), Ursula Mueller. They travelled together on a four-day mission to Libya and Tunisia to reiterate UN support to the national and regional efforts towards a peaceful transition in Libya and to bolster urgent assistance and stabilization actions.

During the joint visit, the UN officials met with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, and other high-level Government officials, as well as women rights’ organizations, and representatives of the humanitarian, development and donor communities both in Libya and in Tunisia, to promote synergies across humanitarian, development and stabilizations projects. They advocated for people’s access to humanitarian and protection assistance, while supporting resilience, rights, and equal and inclusive development.

The officials took stock of the deteriorating living conditions in Libya through visits to Al Jalaa public hospital and Al Fallah camp for the internally displaced. They witnessed the rehabilitation work undertaken through the Stabilization Facility for Libya at Al Ghirane Al Janoubiya School, and attended the inauguration of three recently rehabilitated police training facilities in Tripoli. The police facilities were rehabilitated by the Policing and Security Joint Programme, implemented by the UN mission in the country (UNSMIL) and UNDP in partnership with the ministries of interior and justice and will house trainings for Libyan police and judicial police officers.

Seven years into conflict, Libya faces a complex and protracted humanitarian and protection crisis as a result of armed conflict, the breakdown of public service provision and governance and economic challenges.

Many healthcare facilities are no longer operational, and the UN is concerned that, in some areas, Libya’s water and sanitation system is on the verge of collapse. The country also faces severe development challenges and requires multi-faceted, sustained development support.

The UN humanitarian office (OCHA) said an estimated 823,000 people, including around 241,000 children, are in need of humanitarian assistance in Libya. Increased humanitarian and protection needs reflect deepening vulnerabilities amongst Libyans, as well as refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. OCHA said the humanitarian response to the Libya crisis remained severely underfunded, with only 25 percent of the 313 million USD required for the Humanitarian Response Plan received so far.
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