GENEVA / GREECE MORIA FIRE

11-Sep-2020 00:01:59
The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said that people of all ages have been left homeless in the Greek island of Lesbos after further fires on Wednesday and Thursday. UNTV CH
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STORY: GENEVA / GREECE MORIA FIRE
TRT: 1:59
SOURCE: UNTV CH
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 11 SEPTEMBER 2020 GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
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1. Exterior shot, Palais des Nations flag alley
2. Wide shot, podium with speakers
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Shabia Mantoo, spokesperson for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR):
“The UN refugee agency is shocked and saddened at events on Lesbos Island this week where a series of fires have destroyed nearly all of Moria asylum center leaving thousands of men, women and children without a shelter.”
4. Close up, cameraman with mask filming
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Shabia Mantoo, spokesperson for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR):
“While no casualties have been reported to date, the fires have now left 11 500 asylum seekers. Among them 2 200 women and 4 000 children without adequate shelter, sleeping out in the open over the past few nights in the streets fields and beaches.”
6. Close up, journalist taking notes
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Shabia Mantoo, spokesperson for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR):
“While authorities are working to find immediate shelter arrangements, UNHCR urges that long-term solutions need to be identified for refugees and asylum seekers in Moria and other sites in the Greek islands. UNHCR has long been highlighting of the need to address the situation and conditions for asylum seekers on the Aegean islands.”
8. Close up, screen of the computer with speaker
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Fadela Chaib, spokesperson for the World Health Organization (WHO):
“We have two medical emergency teams on their way to Lesbos, one coming from Belgium second from Norway. And the WHO health emergency officer will be shortly on the ground to set the health coordination cell to work with all the partners to cover a range of health services people might need.”
10. Med shot, UN intern in foreground and journalist with laptop to rear
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Fadela Chaib, spokesperson for the World Health Organization (WHO):
“WHO is also ready to send medical supplies as needed. This is to supplement existing services which have been partially disrupted or damaged.”
12. Close up, hands writing in a notebook
13. Wide shot, podium with speakers
14. Med shot, showing journalist typing on her phone.
STORYLINE
The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said that people of all ages have been left homeless in the Greek island of Lesbos after further fires on Wednesday and Thursday (10 Sep).

Fires on the island have destroyed all remaining accommodation for those affected by the initial blaze on Tuesday evening.

Shabia Mantoo, spokesperson for UNHCR said: “The UN refugee agency is shocked and saddened at events on Lesbos Island this week where a series of fires have destroyed nearly all of Moria asylum centre leaving thousands of men, women and children without a shelter.”

Lesbos has been at the centre of the refugee crisis for years as thousands of people have landed on its shores, fleeing conflict and poverty.

The cause of the fires has not been determined at Moria Reception and Identification Center, which was four times over-capacity, according to humanitarians.

Mantoo explained that while the authorities were “working to find immediate shelter arrangements, UNHCR urges that long-term solutions need to be identified for refugees and asylum seekers in Moria and other sites in the Greek islands. UNHCR has long been highlighting of the need to address the situation and conditions for asylum seekers on the Aegean islands.”

Local authorities and front-line responders have worked overnight to address the crisis and other United Nations agencies are responding promptly.

“We have two medical emergency teams on their way to Lesbos, one coming from Belgium, (the) second from Norway,” said Fadela Chaib, spokesperson for the World Health Organization (WHO).

“The WHO health emergency officer will be shortly on the ground to set the health coordination cell to work with all the partners to cover a range of health services people might need.”
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