UNHCR / WORLD REFUGEE DAY EMOJI

19-Jun-2020 00:02:49
22-year-old Ivorian artist Gebret O’Plérou designed the 2020 World Refugee Day emoji, representing two hands linked together in the shape of a heart. UNHCR
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STORY: UNHCR / WORLD REFUGEE DAY EMOJI
TRT: 02:49
SOURCE: UNHCR
RESTRICTIONS: PLEASE CREDIT UNHCR ON SCREEN
LANGUAGES: FRENCH / NATS

DATELINE: 09 JUNE 2020, ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST / 03 JANUARY 2020, SANAA, ADEN, YEMEN / 24 JUNE 2019, LUSENDA VILLAGE, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO / 23 JANUARY 2018, KAKUMA, KENYA / 10 JUNE 2015, DIFFA, NIGER / 18 MARCH 2020, SANAA, ADEN, YEMEN / 11 FEBRUARY 2018, SEBAGORO, UGANDA / 03 MARCH 2020, AMMAN, JORDAN / BIRINGI, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO / MATANPALA REFUGEE CAMP, ZAMBIA
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09 JUNE 2020, ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST

1. Med shot, graphic designer Grebet O’Plérou making heart sign with his hands
2. Time-lapse, O’Plérou working on World Refugee Day (WRD) emoji
3. Med shot, O’Plérou making heart sign with his hands
4. SOUNDBITE (French) Grebet O’Plérou, Graphic Designer:
“I hope that this emoji will inspire people to show more solidarity and accept each other’s differences.”
5. Close up, O’Plérou sketching WRD emoji
6. Close up, O’Plérou’s hands drawing
7. Med shot, O’Plérou seated working
8. SOUNDBITE (French) Grebet O’Plérou, Graphic Designer:
“My name is O’Plérou. I am 22 and I am an artist and graphic designer from Ivory Coast.”
9. Med shot, O’Plérou writing in notebook
10. Med shot, O’Plérou working on an emoji design of woman carrying a basin on her head
11. Close up, emoji design of woman carrying basin on her head and other designs of African women’s faces
12. Close up, O’Plérou’s face
13. Med shot, O’Plérou working on his logo for his emoji app ZouZoukwa
14. Close up, African-inspired emojis on ZouZoukwa
15. Med shot, O’Plérou’s screen with designs for the WRD emoji
16. Close up, O’Plérou editing WRD emoji
17. SOUNDBITE (French) Grebet O’Plérou, Graphic Designer:
“This emoji is based on three key UNHCR values: diversity, acceptance and solidarity. To represent that, I thought of putting together two hands of different colours that make the shape of the heart.”

FILE – 03 JANUARY 2020, SANAA, ADEN, YEMEN

18. Med shot, young boy kissing old man’s temple

FILE – 24 JUNE 2019, LUSENDA VILLAGE, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

19. Med shot, men hugging, women singing and dancing in background

09 JUNE 2020, ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST

20. Time-lapse, O’Plérou editing WRD emoji

FILE – 23 JANUARY 2018, KAKUMA, KENYA

21. Aerial shot, Kakuma refugee camp

09 JUNE 2020, ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST

22. SOUNDBITE (French) Grebet O’Plérou, Graphic Designer:
“Working with UNHCR on this project gave me the chance to better understand the situation of refugees and displaced people and now I feel way more concerned about the issue.”

FILE – 10 JUNE 2015, DIFFA, NIGER

23. Wide shot, women and children on the back of a truck

09 JUNE 2020, ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST

23. SOUNDBITE (French) Grebet O’Plérou, Graphic Designer:
“It makes me really happy.”

FILE – 18 MARCH 2020, SANAA, ADEN, YEMEN

24. Med shot, woman and man holding children

FILE – 11 FEBRUARY 2018, SEBAGORO, UGANDA

25. Med shot, refugees on boat

FILE – 03 MARCH 2020, AMMAN, JORDAN

26. Wide shot, young children walking

FILE - BIRINGI, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

27. Wide shot, overhead view of school children playing

FILE - MATANPALA REFUGEE CAMP, ZAMBIA

28. Med shot, health worker handing baby over to young mother

09 JUNE 2020, ABIDJAN, IVORY

29. Med shot, O’Plérou making heart sign with his hands
30. Screen shot, WRD emoji
STORYLINE
22-year-old Ivorian artist Gebret O’Plérou designed the 2020 World Refugee Day emoji, representing two hands linked together in the shape of a heart.

O’Plérou said he wanted to create an emoji that shows diversity and solidarity.

SOUNDBITE (French) Grebet O’Plérou, Graphic Designer:
“I hope that this emoji will inspire people to show more solidarity and accept each other’s differences.”

The emoji comes with the #WorldRefugeeDay hashtag in several languages.

SOUNDBITE (French) Grebet O’Plérou, Graphic Designer:
“My name is O’Plérou. I am 22 and I am an artist and graphic designer from Ivory Coast.”

The young designer made world headlines when he created an award-winning app with 365 emojis inspired by African culture that change the way people see the continent, one for each day of the year.

Now, he’s created one for refugees.

SOUNDBITE (French) Grebet O’Plérou, Graphic Designer:
“This emoji is based on three key UNHCR values: diversity, acceptance and solidarity. To represent that, I thought of putting together two hands of different colours that make the shape of the heart.”

O’Plérou wants to bring attention to the plight of refugees and displaced people

SOUNDBITE (French) Grebet O’Plérou, Graphic Designer:
“Working with UNHCR on this project gave me the chance to better understand the situation of refugees and displaced people and now I feel way more concerned about the issue.”

SOUNDBITE (French) Grebet O’Plérou, Graphic Designer:
“It makes me really happy.”
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