HAITI / DONOR CONFERENCE

16-Feb-2022 00:03:48
UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, arrived in Haiti on Wednesday to join an international event hosted by the Haitian Government aimed at supporting the country’s reconstruction and recovery following a devastating earthquake in August 2021. UN DCO
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STORY: HAITI / DONOR CONFERENCE
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SOURCE: UN DCO
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / FRENCH / NATS

DATELINE: 16 FEBRUARY 2022, PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI / FILE
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16 FEBRUARY 2022, PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI

1. Wide shots, Karibe Hotel exterior
2. Med shot, Amina Mohammed Walking towards the conference
3. Wide shot, inside the Karibe Hotel Conference Room, participants, masked, attending the Summit
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations:
(Starts under cutaway) “This is not the time to give up. First, because the people of Haiti never give up. Time and time again, they mourn their losses, and then they pick themselves up and put their lives back together. Second, because Haiti is again at a crossroads. Years of investment in stability and development must be protected. And national institutions are ready to lead. But they need our solidarity. And we need Haiti to succeed.”
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations:
(Stars under cutaway) “The Haitian people - like people everywhere in our global community - deserve a stable, peaceful and prosperous future. Today, we have an opportunity to get closer to that goal. An opportunity to show that we have learned from mistakes of the past – that we know how to make smart and sustainable investments. That we can recognize national leadership when it is in motion and that we can invest on it. Today, we reaffirm our commitment to stand with Haiti and its people to support the country’s recovery towards sustainable development, democracy, stability and peace.”
6. Wide shot, Wide shot, inside the Karibe Hotel Conference Room, participants, masked, attending the Summit
7. SOUNDBITE (French) Ariel Henry, Prime Minister, Haiti:
“Not all communities in the Southern Peninsula were affected to the same degree. Some suffered more damage than others. But the recovery plan includes all areas of the southern region, those directly affected by the disaster and those less affected”

FILE - LES CAYES, DEPARTEMENT SUD, HAITI

8. Aerial shot, Camp Gabion, Homeless people after the earthquake,

FILE – 23 AUGUST 2021, MANICHE, DEPARTEMENT SOUTH, HAITI

9. Various shot,s Destruction in Maniche as people struggle to repair their homes

FILE – 07 SEPTEMBER 2021, DEPARTEMENT GRAND ANSE, HAITI

10. Wide shot, Main bridge of the city of Jeremie, damaged by the earthquake

FILE – L’ASILE, DEPARTEMENT NIPPES, HAITI

11. Med shot, ten-year old Beland looking at a damaged, roofless classroom
12. Various shots, Destroyed hospital

FILE - DEPARTEMENT SUD, HAITI

13. Aerial shot, Port St Louis WFP large ship big barge
14. Wide shot, food assistance being offloaded
15. Aerial shot, FAO Processing centre for agricultural products

FILE - JÉRÉMIE, DEPARTMENT GRAND ANSE, HAITI

16. Various shots, Cooperative of Women Farmers, with the FAO support

FILE - DEPARTEMENT SUD, HAITI

17. Aerial shots, Abraham village

FILE –DEPARTEMENT NIPPES, HAITI

18. Aerial shots, rehabilitated school
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UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, arrived in Haiti on Wednesday to join an international event hosted by the Haitian Government aimed at supporting the country’s reconstruction and recovery following a devastating earthquake in August 2021.

SOUNDBITE (English) Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations:
“This is not the time to give up. First, because the people of Haiti never give up. Time and time again, they mourn their losses, and then they pick themselves up and put their lives back together.
Second, because Haiti is again at a crossroads. Years of investment in stability and development must be protected. And national institutions are ready to lead. But they need our solidarity. And we need Haiti to succeed.”

Mohammed said, “The Haitian people - like people everywhere in our global community - deserve a stable, peaceful and prosperous future.
Today, we have an opportunity to get closer to that goal.
An opportunity to show that we have learned from mistakes of the past – that we know how to make smart and sustainable investments.
That we can recognize national leadership when it is in motion and that we can invest on it.
Today, we reaffirm our commitment to stand with Haiti and its people to support the country’s recovery towards sustainable development, democracy, stability and peace.”

The Haitian Prime Minister, Ariel Henry, told the event that the reconstruction and recovery effort would include all people.

“Not all communities in the Southern Peninsula were affected in the same way. Some suffered more damage and losses than others. However, the recovery plan includes all regions that were directly and indirectly affected.”

Over 2,200 people were killed in the 14 August 2021 earthquake and almost 13,000 were injured and many thousands more made homeless.

Some 137,000 houses and 1,250 schools were damaged or destroyed, and more than 300,000 students were delayed in returning to school. Key infrastructure including roads and bridges was also affected.

More than 95 hospitals and health centres were also affected, and roads and bridges damaged, complicating the response capacities in the earthquake zone.

The Haitian Government led the immediate humanitarian aid effort supported by the international community including the United Nations.

The earthquake struck in a largely rural area.

Support was given to farmers so they could replant damaged crops and provide food to their families and the community.

Meanwhile, the longer-term reconstruction process has begun, with communities coming to together to rehabilitate roads and reopen schools.
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