UN / AMERICAS MIGRANTS DARIEN JUNGLE

07-Dec-2023 00:02:16
A UN spokesperson said that the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) urged for a stronger response in the Americas as half a million people have crossed the Darien jungle - located on the border of Colombia and Panama - this year. UNIFEED / FILE
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STORY: UN / AMERICAS MIGRANTS DARIEN JUNGLE
TRT: 2:16
SOURCE: UNIFEED / IOM / UNHCR
RESTRICTIONS: PLEASE CREDIT UNHCR AND IOM FOOTAGE ON SCREEN
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 07 DECEMBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

07 DECEMBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Dujarric at the podium
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“And out friends in Geneva, the International Organization for Migration, and our friends in Geneva, the UN Refugee Agency today urged for a stronger response in the Americas as half a million people have crossed the Darien jungle - located on the border of Colombia and Panama - this year.”
4. Med shot, journalist asking question
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Both agencies warned of a worsening emergency and called for a regional, comprehensive approach founded on cooperation and solidarity, and taking into account the situation in countries of origin, transit, and destination. IOM and UNHCR are providing humanitarian assistance to migrants in the region, while also working with states and civil society to identify appropriate and long-term solutions to the challenges at hand.”
6. Wide shot, Dujarric walks away

FILE – UNHCR - 12-14 NOVEMBER 2023, NECOCLÍ, COLOMBIA

7. Various shots, refugees and migrants waiting at dock
8. Various shots, refugees and migrants heading to jetty

FILE – IOM - APRIL 2023, LAJAS BLANCAS, DARIEN PROVINCE, PANAMA

9. Various shots, aerial views of boats full of migrants on Chucunaque river
10. Wide shot, migrants disembarking boats
11. Various shots, IOM coordinating officer Luz Santo talking to migrants upon arrival
STORYLINE
A UN spokesperson said that the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) “urged for a stronger response in the Americas as half a million people have crossed the Darien jungle - located on the border of Colombia and Panama - this year.”

Briefing reporters today (07 Dec) in New York, Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, said, “both agencies warned of a worsening humanitarian emergency and called for a regional, comprehensive approach founded on cooperation and solidarity, and taking into account the situation in countries of origin, transit, and destination.”

He added, “IOM and UNHCR are providing humanitarian assistance to migrants in the region, while also working with states and civil society to identify appropriate and long-term solutions to the challenges at hand.”
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