GENEVA / LAKE CHAD REGION

24-Jan-2023 00:00:47
During a two-day high-level conference on the Lake Chad Basin, Governments of the region – Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon - as well as international donors and international organizations came together to discuss the needs in order to “heal the region’s wounds”. UNTV CH
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STORY: GENEVA / LAKE CHAD REGION
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SOURCE: UNTV CH
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 24 JANUARY 2023, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
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1. Wide shot, UN Geneva flag alley
2. Med shot, Spokesperson Jens Laerke on podium
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Jens Laerke, spokesperson, United Nations Office for The Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA):
“The international commitment must be measured in decades and not years to build lasting resilience in the region. In total, 11 million people need humanitarian aid in the so-called basin region of those four countries.”
4. Close-up, camerawoman behind camera
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Jens Laerke, spokesperson, United Nations Office for The Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA):
“Out of the 11 million people who need aid, 400,000 are malnourished children and 5.6 million are severely food insecure. So very serious situation.”
6. Close up, hands taking notes
7. Close-up, camerawoman behind camera
8. Med shot, Jens Larke at the podium in background, journalists in foreground
9. Med shot, journalists looking at screens
STORYLINE
During a two-day high-level conference on the Lake Chad Basin, Governments of the region – Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon - as well as international donors and international organizations came together to discuss the needs in order to “heal the region’s wounds”.

The third High-Level Conference on the Lake Chad Region wraps up later today (24 Jan).

The Lake Chad Basin is marked by a combination of extreme poverty, climate change and violent conflict which has put 11 million of the region’s 17,4 million people in urgent need of live saving assistance.

“The international commitment must be measured in decades and not years to build lasting resilience in the region. said Jens Laerke, spokesperson for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) when speaking today at a briefing at the United Nations in Geneva. “In total, 11 million people need humanitarian aid in the so-called basin region of those four countries”.

That is an increase of 600,000 since the Berlin Conference, the last one on the Lake Chad Region, in 2018.

“Out of the 11 million people who need aid, 400,000 are malnourished children and 5.6 million are severely food insecure. So very serious situation”, concluded OCHA’s spokesperson.

The objectives of the conference include strengthened coordination among humanitarian actors, development activities in the region, better access for humanitarian assistance and addressing the impacts of climate change as part of the peacebuilding efforts.
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