MOZAMBIQUE / FORE VISIT

22-Mar-2019 00:02:12
As search and rescue operations continue in the areas affected by Cyclone Idai, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore visited Mozambique to see first-hand its devastating effects. UNICEF
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STORY: MOZAMBIQUE / FORE VISIT
TRT: 02:12
SOURCE: UNICEF
RESTRICTIONS: PLEASE CREDIT UNICEF ON SCREEN
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 22 MARCH 2019, BEIRA, MOZAMBIQUE
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1. Various shots, cyclone destruction
2. Med shot, injured little boy at secondary school used to shelter evacuees
3. Pan right, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore in hall with families
4. Med shot, Fore and sick little boy
5. Close up, sick little boy
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Henrietta Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF:
“Much of the town was hit hard so that the streets are very wet, roofs have been blown off the houses and many people have come here for shelter, so it is dry it is a place where they can get some clean water, some food and some blankets. People have been donating some blankets and some clothing because these people have escaped with nothing.”
7. Wide shot, families with Fore in background
8. Wide shot, young boy head in hands
9. Close up, little boy’s bandaged feet
10. Pan right, group of people arriving at secondary school also used as shelter
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Henrietta Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF:
“For the residents of Beira, what they have told us is that as the winds got higher and higher and the roofs were blown off of their houses, that the rain was too much in their homes, they could not stay there so they looked for somewhere that would be dry. The churches and schools are the first places to go. So, this is where the humanitarian assistance is focused and UNICEF is helping getting the water system working well with the municipal government because if there can be water and food and some blankets and shelter, that at least will help people tide by.”
12. Med shot, mother and baby
13. Wide shot, Fore and logistics officer walking past UNICEF warehouse damaged in the cyclone
14. Wide shot, Fore and logistics officer looking at destroyed UNICEF warehouse
15. Pan right, Fore and staff looking at equipment
16. Pan right, destroyed roof
STORYLINE
As search and rescue operations continue in the areas affected by Cyclone Idai, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore visited Mozambique today (22 Mar) to see first-hand its devastating effects.

Beira bore the brunt of the cyclone. Many of the roads are barely useable. Roofs have been washed away, trees have been knocked down.

Living conditions in some of the shelters are desperate. Stagnant waters, lack of hygiene, decomposing bodies, overcrowding – these are breeding ground for diseases like diarrhoea, malaria and cholera.

SOUNDBITE (English) Henrietta Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF:
“Much of the town was hit hard so that the streets are very wet, roofs have been blown off the houses and many people have come here for shelter, so it is dry it is a place where they can get some clean water, some food and some blankets. People have been donating some blankets and some clothing because these people have escaped with nothing.”

Many women and children are either still waiting to be rescued or crammed in temporary shelters and at risk of violence and abuse. There is concern about children who were orphaned by the cyclone or became separated from their parents in the chaos that followed.

SOUNDBITE (English) Henrietta Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF:
“For the residents of Beira, what they have told us is that as the winds got higher and higher and the roofs were blown off of their houses, that the rain was too much in their homes, they could not stay there so they looked for somewhere that would be dry. The churches and schools are the first places to go. So, this is where the humanitarian assistance is focused and UNICEF is helping getting the water system working well with the municipal government because if there can be water and food and some blankets and shelter, that at least will help people tide by.”

UNICEF is on the ground, helping provide water purification products, antibiotics, oral rehydration salts and school supplies, as well as setting up health centers and safe places for children to learn and play.
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