UNHCR / COVID-19 WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA

17-Apr-2020 00:02:07
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has stepped up efforts across West and Central Africa to protect millions of vulnerable people who are facing a renewed risk from the combined effects of conflict and the coronavirus pandemic. UNHCR
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STORY: UNHCR / COVID-19 WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA
TRT: 2:08
SOURCE: UNHCR
RESTRICTIONS: PLEASE CREDIT UNHCR
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 7 AND 9 APRIL, OGOJA AND NIAMEY, NIGERIA AND NIGER
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7 APRIL 2020, OGOJA, NIGERIA

1.Wide shot, sign at refugee settlement in Ogoja
2.Med shot, refugees washing hands
3.Wide shot,handwashing station at settlement
4.Various shots, refugee making masks
5.SOUNDBITE (English) David, Host Community Leader, Adagom Refugee Settlement:
“Now we should be very careful about the COVID-19. The thing is real. In fact, they have even placed buckets here for washing our hands and to be very careful, that we should not go out, we should remain indoors, in the camp compounds (until) when they will tell you that it is over.”
6.Various shots, water point / refugees fetching water
7.Wide shot, women fetching water and gesturing for people to keep distance

9 APRIL 2020, NIAMEY, NIGER

8.Close up, hands making masks
9.Med shot, women making masks for refugees and host communities
10. Various shots, women making masks
STORYLINE
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has stepped up efforts across West and Central Africa to protect millions of vulnerable people who are facing a renewed risk from the combined effects of conflict and the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 has exacerbated challenges in a region already dealing with one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises, involving over nine million forcibly displaced people. The pandemic has led to border closures and added an increased strain on fragile health systems and weak economies.

UNHCR has stepped up support to governments to help address the deteriorating humanitarian crisis. Our focus is on ensuring access to safety and trying to mitigate the effects of the pandemic.

West and Central Africa has one of Africa’s largest displaced population with some 5.6 million internally displaced, 1.3 million refugees, 1.4 million returnees who still need assistance, and 1.6 million Stateless.

In areas hosting more than 57,000 Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria, UNHCR is working with State local level government authorities to improve access to health, water, sanitation and hygiene facilities in efforts to protect refugees and host communities.

SOUNDBITE (English) David, Host Community Leader, Adagom Refugee Settlement:
“Now we should be very careful about the COVID-19. The thing is real. In fact, they have even placed buckets here for washing our hands and to be very careful, that we should not go out, we should remain indoors, in the camp compounds (until) when they will tell you that it is over.”

In Niger, UNHCR has trained artisans and tailors to make face masks for refugees and host communities.
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