UNICEF / MOLDOVA ORLANDO BLOOM

25-Mar-2022 00:04:00
One month after the start of the war in Ukraine, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom visited Moldova to meet children and families fleeing Ukraine as refugees. UNICEF
Size
Format
Acquire
N/A
Hi-Res formats
DESCRIPTION
STORY: UNICEF / MOLDOVA ORLANDO BLOOM
TRT: 4:00
SOURCE: UNICEF
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 23-24 MARCH 2022, PALANCA BORDER CROSSING / CHISINÁU, MOLDOVA
SHOTLIST
23-24 MARCH 2022, PALANCA BORDER CROSSING, MOLDOVA

1. Aerial shot, refugee reception site near Palanca border crossing in Moldova
2. Wide shot, Ukrainian, Moldovan, and EU flags at the Palanca border crossing
3. Med shot, Ukrainian refugees arriving to Moldova from Ukraine
4. Close up, Ukrainian refugee boy plays with a ladybug
5. UPSOUND (English) Orlando Bloom, Goodwill ambassador, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF):
“She’s not sure where they’re going to go? Do they have friends or relatives or anyone outside of Ukraine?”
6. UPSOUND (Ukrainian) Ukrainian mother of three children:
“Well, there are relatives outside of Ukraine, but the war shows that sometimes strangers help you more than your relatives.”
7. UPSOUND (English) Orlando Bloom, Goodwill ambassador, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF):
“That’s right.”
8. Tracking, dozens of Ukrainian refugees arriving to Moldova from Ukraine
9. UPSOUND (English) Orlando Bloom, Goodwill ambassador, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF):
“When we see conflict like this, and you realise that it’s all about the children and what their future will be, and it’s so uncertain because nothing is certain when they’re fleeing a war.”
10. Med shot, Bloom speaking to children at UNICEF Blue Dot centre
11. Med shot, Bloom speaking to children at UNICEF Blue Dot centre
12. Med shot, girl hugs Bloom and gives him stuffed animal as gift

23-24 MARCH 2022, CHISINÁU, MOLDOVA

13. Pan left, Bloom looking over MoldExpo refugee centre
14. Med shot, Bloom playing with toys and Ukrainian refugee children
15. Med shot, Bloom playing with toys and Ukrainian refugee children
16. Close up, Bloom speaking to Ukrainian children
17. Med shot, Bloom playing with children at MoldExpo refugee centre
18. Med shot, Bloom speaking to refugee family
STORYLINE
One month after the start of the war in Ukraine, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom visited Moldova to meet children and families fleeing Ukraine as refugees.

During the two-day trip, Bloom visited a UNICEF-supported “Blue Dot” space in Palanca, south-west Moldova, where women and children stop for rest and support as they cross the border from Ukraine in search of safety.

Bloom said he met one mother as she arrived at the border crossing with her three young children. She told him they had fled Ukraine last night after their neighbour’s house was bombed and they were too scared to stay. The British actor said it was heartbreaking to see the family and so many others stream through the border after long journeys, with only a few belongings, and not knowing where their journey will end.

UNICEF and UNHCR, in partnership with governments and civil society organizations, have set up three ‘Blue Dots’ in Moldova on key refugee routes. The one-stop safe spaces provide information to traveling families, help to identify unaccompanied and separated children and ensure their protection from exploitation, and are a hub for essential services.

Since the start of the war on 24th February, more than 1.8 million children have fled Ukraine, with tens of thousands crossing into Moldova. Many refugees continue their journey to other countries, while almost 100,000 – half of them children – have stayed in Moldova with host families, volunteers or at government-run refugee centres.

During the trip, Bloom also met children and families at Moldexpo refugee centre in Chișinău, one of more than 100 centres in Moldova where refugees can sleep, access medical and legal information, and have hot meals before continuing their journey.

At the centre, Bloom met with a family of five who had fled Ukraine earlier this week in only the clothes they wore and a small amount of money. After arriving in Moldova and spending five nights at Moldexpo, a local family had offered to host them until they completed paperwork to move on.

Bloom said many families and children he spoke with have not only left their homes but also their school, friends, family members and almost everything they own. Bloom, who also visited eastern Ukraine with UNICEF in 2016, said the Blue Dots set up by UNICEF on the borders are a vital first stop for mothers desperately looking for some respite, and a safe place for children to play.

UNICEF recently warned of the heightened risk of trafficking and exploitation as millions of children flee the war, and countless others are displaced by violence inside Ukraine. In response, UNICEF and partners are scaling up ‘Blue Dots’ in refugee hosting countries, including Moldova, Poland, Romania and Slovakia, and calling on governments in the region to put measures in place to keep children safe. This includes strengthening child protection screenings at border crossings.
Category
Personal Subjects
Geographic Subjects
Source
Alternate Title
unifeed220325b