BAHAMAS / GUTERRES ABACO VISIT

14-Sep-2019 00:03:05
Touring the Abaco islands in the Bahamas devastated by Hurricane Dorian earlier this month, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said “the international support will be absolutely essential” to help the communities rebuild and recover. UN / OCHA
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STORY: BAHAMAS / GUTERRES ABACO VISIT
TRT: 3:05
SOURCE: UN / OCHA
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH /NATS

DATELINE: 14 SEPTEMBER 2019, ABACO, BAHAMAS
SHOTLIST
1. Med shot, Guterres in a helicopter flying over destroyed Marsh Harbour
2. Aerial shot, destruction in Marsh Harbour
3. Close up, Guterres in helicopter
4. Aerial shot, destroyed shantytown “The Mud”
5. Arial shot, destruction
6. Aerial shot, destroyed bridge
7. Med shot, Guterres looking at destruction
8. Tracking shot, destroyed building
9. Various shots, Guterres and PM Minnis walking in rubble in The Mud
10. Wide shot, rubble of The Mud
11. Tracking shot, destroyed building
12. Tracking shot, Guterres and Brian Kelly of IOM walking in Emergency Operation Center
13. Wide shot, gathered humanitarians in tent, listening
14. Wide shot, Guterres and PM Minnis at the table
15. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“I deeply feel enormous gratitude for what you are doing and you can be sure that this generosity that you are showing and effort that you are making is worth it.”
16. Med shot, humanitarians listening
17. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“There is in the international community an idea that middle income countries should not be supported. It’s a wrong idea. Especially the middle-income countries that have a high level of vulnerability to external shocks that they are not responsible for. So, I hope that the international community will be able - now, obviously, it is a moment…still rescuing in some situations but essentially the humanitarian aid but then it will be reconstruction, building resilience, recovery. And these will require massive investments from the government and from the people. And of course, the international support will be absolutely essential.”
18. Med shot, Guterres in helicopter
19. Aerial shot, destruction
STORYLINE
Touring the Abaco islands in the Bahamas devastated by Hurricane Dorian earlier this month, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said “the international support will be absolutely essential” to help the communities rebuild and recover.

The Secretary-General visited the Abaco islands together with the Bahamian Prime-Minister Hubert Minnis. They toured the stricken areas in a helicopter provided by the Dutch Royal Navy which dispatched one of its ships to assist in the emergency.

The delegation also visited “The Mud” – a shantytown which was inhabited mainly by migrants and obliterated by the category five hurricane which landed on the northern Bahamian islands from 1 to 3 September.

According to the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs fifty people have died and many are still missing.

Guterres also met with humanitarian workers at the Emergency Operations Center in Marsh Harbour and said, “I deeply feel enormous gratitude for what you are doing and you can be sure that this generosity that you are showing and effort that you are making is worth it.”

The Secretary-General also said “there is in the international community an idea that middle income countries should not be supported. It’s a wrong idea.”

The emergency response phase will be followed by “reconstruction, building resilience, recovery,” said Guterres. “And these will require massive investments from the government and from the people. And of course, the international support will be absolutely essential,” he added.
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