UNHCR / NIGER FLOODS REFUGEES DISPLACED

18-Sep-2020 00:01:38
9,000 refugees have been affected by flooding in Niger since July. Many have lost all their property and are living in dire situations with little food, shelter and water. UNHCR and its partners are providing emergency assistance but with more rains expected, more urgent action is needed to protect thousands of lives. UNHCR
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STORY: UNHCR / NIGER FLOODS REFUGEES DISPLACED
TRT: 1:38
SOURCE: UNHCR
RESTRICTIONS: PLEASE CREDIT UNHCR ON SCREEN
LANGUAGE: DJERMA SONRAI / NATS

DATELINE: 9 SEPTEMBER 2020, NIAMEY, NIGER
SHOTLIST
1. Wide shot, people on canoe paddling across flood waters
2. Med shot, people riding canoe
3. Wide shot, man carrying furniture through flood waters
4.Med shot, people riding canoe on flood waters
5.Wide shot, woman boarding canoe
6.Med shot, Balkissa Alhousseyni, Malian refugee getting off canoe
7.Wide shot, Alhousseyni walking
8.Med shot, Alhousseyni sitting
9.SOUNDBITE (DJERMA SONRAI) Balkissa Alhousseyni, Malian refugee woman:
”We don’t have a place to sleep. We don’t have access to sanitation and toilets. Our children don’t have a good life. Our children are living in classrooms now.”
10.Wide shot, bags and suitcases packed on stand outside / woman placing pillow on stand
11.SOUNDBITE (DJERMA SONRAI) Balkissa Alhousseyni, Malian refugee woman:
“We are in a difficult situation. We need help, food, money, shelter.”
12.SOUNDBITE (DJERMA SONRAI) Balkissa Alhousseyni, Malian refugee woman:
“We have been in this situation for a long time.”
13.Med shot, woman packing her belongings
14.SOUNDBITE (DJERMA SONRAI) Balkissa Alhousseyni, Malian refugee woman:
”As refugees, we have lost hope.”
15.Wide shot, building submerged in flood waters
16.Wide shot, children riding in canoe
17.Wide shot, people disembarking from canoe
STORYLINE
9,000 refugees and asylum seekers have been affected by flooding in Niger since July this year.

Many lost everything and live in difficult conditions without food, water, shelter, hygiene and sanitation. They are at risk of diseases like COVID-19, malaria and cholera.

The situation is likely to worsen with more rainfall.

UNHCR and partners are doing what they can to help, providing emergency assistance but much more is needed.
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