NIGERIA / EMERGENCY DIRECTORS VISIT

05-Jul-2019 00:03:04
Senior officials from UN agencies and NGOs, representing the Interagency Standing Committee (IASC), visited Nigeria this week to assess the humanitarian situation and stressed that the crisis in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states needs renewed support to face the recent upsurge in violence and growing humanitarian needs. OCHA
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STORY: NIGERIA / EMERGENCY DIRECTORS VISIT
TRT: 3:04
SOURCE: OCHA
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / HAUSA / NATS

DATELINE: 3-4 JULY 2019, MAIDUGURI, BORNO STATE, NIGERIA
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1. Various shots, exterior, Shuwari 5 IDP Camp, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria
2. Wide shot, exterior, GSSS IDP Camp, Damboa Local Government Area, Borno State Nigeria, Edward Kallon, United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria and Reena Ghelani, Director of the Operations and Advocacy Division for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
3. Med shot, exterior, GSSS IDP Camp, Damboa Local Government Area, Borno State, Nigeria, Edward Kallon, United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria (left) and Reena Ghelani, Director of the Operations and Advocacy Division for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (center)
4. Med shot, exterior, GSSS IDP Camp, Damboa Local Government Area, Borno State, Nigeria, Reena Ghelani, Director of the Operations and Advocacy Division for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (second from left), Edward Kallon, United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria (center), José Barahona, Emergency Response Director for Norwegian Refugee Council (right)
5. Med shot, exterior, GSSS IDP Camp, Damboa Local Government Area, Borno State, Nigeria, Reena Ghelani, Director of the Operations and Advocacy Division for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (center), José Barahona, Emergency Response Director for Norwegian Refugee Council (right)
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Reena Ghelani, Director of the Operations and Advocacy Division for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:
“If we don’t do more now to help and support these people, what we are going to face in terms of their needs in the coming five years will be far greater. So it’s now that we have to act and we have to act with some urgency.”
7. Med shot, exterior, GSSS IDP Camp, Damboa Local Government Area, Borno State, Nigeria, Reena Ghelani, Director of the Operations and Advocacy Division for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (right)
8. Med shot, exterior, GSSS IDP Camp, Damboa Local Government Area, Borno State, Nigeria, Reena Ghelani, Director of the Operations and Advocacy Division for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (center)
9. Med shot, exterior, GSSS IDP Camp, Damboa Local Government Area, Borno State, Nigeria
10. Close up, exterior, GSSS IDP Camp, Damboa Local Government Area, Borno State, Nigeria
11. Wide shot, exterior, GSSS IDP Camp, Damboa Local Government Area, Borno State, Nigeria
12. SOUNDBITE (Hausa) Garba, internally displaced woman living in Shuwari 5 IDP Camp:
“What we need the most is food, shelter, health facilities, toilets and education for our children. That is what we need.
13. Close up, interior, Safe Space for women/girls, Muna Garage IDP Camp, Maiduguri, Borno State Nigeria, Reena Ghelani, Director of the Operations and Advocacy Division for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (right)
14. Med shot, interior, Safe Space for women/girls, Muna Garage IDP Camp, Maiduguri, Borno State Nigeria, Reena Ghelani, Director of the Operations and Advocacy Division for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (right)
15. Med shot, exterior, Shuwari 5 IDP Camp, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria, Renee van der Werdt, Acting Director Emergency Operations, World Health Organization (right).
16. Med shot, exterior, Shuwari 5 IDP Camp, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria, Renee van der Werdt, Acting Director Emergency Operations, World Health Organization (center), Mr. Christian Gad, Head of Emergencies, Danish Refugee Council (right)
17. Med shot, exterior, Shuwari 5 IDP Camp, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria, Renee van der Werdt, Acting Director Emergency Operations, World Health Organization (right)
18. Med shot, exterior, Shuwari 5 IDP Camp, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria, Edward Kallon, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria (center)
19. SOUNDBITE (English) Edward Kallon, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria:
“All I’m confronting here is human suffering. There’s a situation of cholera and epidemics in the making, and it’s totally unacceptable. It is critical that all efforts are made to negotiate appropriate land for these people. Land where at least they can live with basic, basic, basic standards. So I’m in shock, I’m in total shock.”
20. Various shots, GSSS IDP Camp, Damboa Local Government Area, Borno State, Nigeria
21. Wide shot, Shuwari 5 IDP Camp, Maiduguri, Borno State Nigeria
STORYLINE
Senior officials from UN agencies and NGOs, representing the Interagency Standing Committee (IASC), visited Nigeria this week to assess the humanitarian situation and stressed that the crisis in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states needs renewed support to face the recent upsurge in violence and growing humanitarian needs.

SOUNDBITE (English) Reena Ghelani, Director of the Operations and Advocacy Division for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:
“If we don’t do more now to help and support these people, what we are going to face in terms of their needs in the coming five years will be far greater. So it’s now that we have to act and we have to act with some urgency.”

During the mission, the senior officials visited several camps for internally displaced persons in Maiduguri and some of the towns most affected by the crisis in Borno State: Damboa, Dikwa, and Rann. They met with communities affected by the conflict to better understand their needs and how the humanitarian community can support them, particularly women and children who make up 80 per cent of the people who are internally displaced.

SOUNDBITE (Hausa) Aisha Garba, internally displaced woman living in Shuwari 5 IDP Camp:
“What we need the most is food, shelter, health facilities, toilets and education for our children. That is what we need.”
The violence continues to disrupt livelihoods, deepening the impact of chronic vulnerabilities such as food insecurity, malnutrition and epidemics in affected communities. In total, 7.1 million people need life-saving assistance across the states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe. Nearly three million people are facing food insecurity, while malnutrition is threatening the lives of more than one million children. Additionally, 40 per cent of camps for internally displaced people are overcrowded due to lack of land to build additional shelters, increasing risks related to disease outbreaks and protection.

SOUNDBITE (English) Edward Kallon, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria:
“All I’m confronting here is human suffering. There’s a situation of cholera and epidemics in the making, and it’s totally unacceptable. It is critical that all efforts are made to negotiate appropriate land for these people. Land where at least they can live with basic, basic, basic standards. So I’m in shock, I’m in total shock.”

The UN and its partners have appealed for $848 million to provide life-saving assistance to 6.2 million people in 2019. Six months into the year, thanks to the generosity of donors, the response plan is 32.6 per cent funded. Significant additional funding is urgently needed to sustain the humanitarian response and avoid an interruption in life-saving services that would further exacerbate the dire situation.
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