UN / SOMALIA DROUGHT UPDATE

11-Aug-2022 00:01:35
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), along with the Norwegian Refugee Council, said that more than 755,000 people have been internally displaced in Somalia because of the severe drought this year. UNIFEED / FILE
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STORY: UN / SOMALIA DROUGHT UPDATE
TRT: 01:35
SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGES: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 11 AUGUST 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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RECENT - NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, United Nations Headquarters

11 AUGUST 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric at to podium
3. Wide shot, journalists
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), along with the Norwegian Refugee Council, today said that more than 755,000 people have been internally displaced in Somalia because of the severe drought this year. This brings the total figure to a million people now registered as displaced within the country since January 2021 when the drought began.
UNHCR and the national Refugee Council noted that the number of people facing crisis hunger levels in Somalia is expected to rise from some five million to more than seven million in the coming months, worsened by the effects of climate change, and rising food prices because of the conflict in Ukraine. In June, UNHCR announced that it needs 9.5 million dollars for Somalia, as part of its regional appeal for the Horn of Africa, to help displaced communities affected by the catastrophic drought.”
5. Wide shot, journalists

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6. Pan right, ‘ADC’ camp for internally displaced people (IDP)
7. Med shot, mother walking with her child on her back at the ‘ADC’ IDP camp in Baidoa
8. Wide shot, makeshift shelters at the ‘ADC’ camp for IDPs
9. Close up, makeshift shelter at the ‘ADC’ camp for IDPs
10. Med shot, mothers standing outside of their makeshift shelters at an IDP camp
11. Med shot, elderly woman with children seated outside of their makeshift home
12. Wide shot, mothers and children at the ‘ADC’ camp for IDPs
STORYLINE
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), along with the Norwegian Refugee Council, today (11 Aug) said that more than 755,000 people have been internally displaced in Somalia because of the severe drought this year.

UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric told journalists in New York that the total figure registered as displaced within the country since January 2021 when the drought began, is now one million people.

Dujarric said, “UNHCR and the national Refugee Council noted that the number of people facing crisis hunger levels in Somalia is expected to rise from some five million to more than seven million in the coming months, worsened by the effects of climate change, and rising food prices because of the conflict in Ukraine. In June, UNHCR announced that it needs 9.5 million dollars for Somalia, as part of its regional appeal for the Horn of Africa, to help displaced communities affected by the catastrophic drought.”

Somalia is witnessing a two-year historic dry spell – a situation not seen in more than 40 years – and an expected fifth failed rainy season is bound to displace many more families, as famine looms on the horizon.

The number of people facing crisis hunger levels in Somalia is expected to rise from some 5 million to more than 7 million in the coming months, exacerbated by the effects of climate change, and rising food prices because of the conflict in Ukraine.
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