BAHAMAS / GUTERRES

13-Sep-2019 00:03:51
The financial cost of the damage caused by Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas “will be in the billions of dollars and The Bahamas cannot be expected to foot this bill alone” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday upon arrival in the Bahamian capital Nassau, less than two weeks after a category five hurricane hit several islands of the Caribbean country. UN / OCHA
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STORY: BAHAMAS / GUTERRES
TRT: 3:51
SOURCE: UN / OCHA
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH /NATS

DATELINE: 12-13 SEPTEMBER 2019, NASSAU / ABACO, BAHAMAS
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13 SEPTEMBER 2019, NASSAU, BAHAMAS

1. Pan left, Guterres and PM Minnis shaking hands and walking away
2. Photo op, Guterres and Minnis shaking hands
3. Various shots, meeting
4. Wide shot, press conference
5. Med shot, Guterres and PM Minnis at the podium
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“I am here to show the solidarity of United Nations and the international community with the Government and people of the Bahamas, after the unrelenting onslaught of Hurricane Dorian. I bring our deepest condolences to those who have lost loved ones, and our sympathies to the many others who have lost their homes and communities.”
7. Various shots, presser
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“The financial cost of the damage caused by Dorian is not clear, but it will be in the billions of dollars. The Bahamas cannot be expected to foot this bill alone. These new large-scale climate-related disasters demand a new multilateral response. Climate financing is one element. We must reach the target of $100 billion dollars per year from public and private sources, for mitigation and adaptation in the developing world, as rich countries have been promising for nearly a decade. And we must improve access to development financing.”
9. Various shots, Guterres meeting with national and international relief workers at the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)
10. Pan left, Guterres and PM Minnis walking into evacuees’ shelter
11. Tilt down, from gymnasium ceiling to floor with evacuees
12. Med shot, evacuee laying
13. Pan right, Guterres entering gymnasium
14. Wide shot, Guterres shaking hands with an evacuee
15. Med shot, Guterres talking to medical personnel
16. Wide shot, evacuees in a communal tent
17. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“When we have a situation like this, migrants are always a very vulnerable part. But I’ve seen the government conscious of this problem and with a very humanistic approach in relation to finding solution for this population that already lived in a very precarious situation as we all know.”

12 SEPTEMBER 2019, ABACO, BAHAMAS

18. Tracking shot, destruction in downtown Marsh Harbour
19. Pan right, destroyed shantytown “The Mud”
20. Med shot, overturned car in rubble
21. Various aerial shots, destruction
STORYLINE
The financial cost of the damage caused by Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas “will be in the billions of dollars and The Bahamas cannot be expected to foot this bill alone” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said today (13 Sep) upon arrival in the Bahamian capital Nassau, less than two weeks after a category five hurricane hit several islands of the Caribbean country.

Fifty people have died, and many are still missing in the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama, according to the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Between September 1 and 3 Hurricane Dorian was lashing the islands with winds over 200 mph and storm surges several meters high, leveling towns and flooding most of the low-laying areas.

Secretary-General Guterres, who came for a two-day visit, said after a meeting with the Bahama’s Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, “I am here to express the solidarity of United Nations and the international community with the Government and people of the Bahamas, after the unrelenting onslaught of Hurricane Dorian. And I bring our deepest condolences to those who have lost loved ones, and our sympathies to the many others who have lost their homes and communities.”

Guterres is convening a Climate Change in New York on 23 September, where he has invited the world leaders to come to work out a plan to effectively prevent the global temperature rising above 1.5 C by the end of this century.

He also met with the humanitarian relief workers at the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Nassau and he also toured a shelter housing evacuees from the hurricane-stricken areas - mostly migrants.

Guterres told reporters outside the shelter “when we have a situation like this, migrants are always a very vulnerable part. But I’ve seen the government conscious of this problem and with a very humanistic approach in relation to finding solution for this population that already lived in a very precarious situation as we all know.”

Tomorrow, September 14, the Secretary-General will travel to Abaco island, which suffered the most from the passage of Hurricane Dorian.
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