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STORY: High-Level Partnership Mission

concludes a fact-finding visit to Horn of Africa


countries with pledges for more humanitarian
assistance funding
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DATELINE: 13/JUNE/2017, MOGADISHU, DOOLOW, NAIROBI

SHOT LIST

1. Wide shot, Aden Abdulle International Airport, Mogadishu, Somalia


2. Med shot, Aden Abdulle International Airport, Mogadishu, Somalia
3. Med shot, a plane carrying the delegation
4. Wide shot, delegation getting off the plane
5. Med shot, delegation getting off the plane
6. Wide shot, delegation getting off the plane
7. Close up shot, Somalia National flag
8. Med shot, the delegation arriving at the presidential palace at Villa Somalia
for a meeting
9. Wide shot, delegation arriving at the Villa Somalia
10. Med shot, Mr. Mahdi Guled, Somalia Deputy Prime Minister meeting with
the delegation
11. Med shot, members of the delegation at the meeting
12. Close up shot, Humanitarian Coordinator Peter de Clercq listening in,
during the meeting
13. Med shot, delegates at the meeting
14. Wide shot, Mr. Mahdi Ahmed Guled, Somalia Deputy Prime Minister
meeting with the delegation
15. Med shot, Somalia government ministers at the meeting
16. Med shot, Mr. Mahdi Ahmed Guled, Somalia Deputy Prime Minister
meeting with the delegation
17. Wide shot, delegates leaving after the meeting
18. SOUNDBITE: Dr. Ahmed Al Meraikhi, the United Nations Secretary-
Generals Humanitarian Envoy and leader of the delegation.
This mission is how can we actually be in the field and see whats going
on. So this will help us go back to our partners and bring them together to
have the assistance and try to fight the famine.

19. Wide shot, Peter de Clercq, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, in
a meeting with the delegation
20. Medium pan shot, DSRSG Peter de Clercq meeting with the delegation
21. SOUNDBITE: Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Peter de Clercq.
The number of people in need of assistance, as has been mentioned
several times today, is more than half the population. It went up by
500,000 over the past few months to 6.7 million. 3.2 million people are in
crisis and emergency, and the displacement figures have gone up by
740,000, in addition to the 1.1 million already displaced so far.

22. Close up shot, Jubbaland administration flag


23. Wide shot, delegation arriving in Doolow, Gedo region of Somalia
24. Med shot, delegation being received by UN OCHA staff in Doolow
25. Wide shot, delegation arriving in Doolow
26. Med shot, Gedo regional administration officials waiting to receive the
delegation
27. Wide shot, delegation shaking hands with the Gedo region administration
officials
28. Med shot, delegation on arrival in Doolow
29. Close up shot, Gedo regional administration office
30. Med shot, delegation meeting with the Gedo administration officials
31. Close up shot, UNICEF cap
32. Close up shot, WFP official attending the meeting
33. Med shot, Mr. Garad Mohamed Aden, Gedo Regional Governor speaking
at the meeting
34. Wide shot, delegation listening
35. Close up shot, Gedo official listening
36. Close up shot, IOM official listening
37. SOUNDBITE: Garad Mohamed Aden, Gedo Regional Governor
Over 80 per cent of Gedo population affected by the drought are in need
of urgent humanitarian assistance. In addition to this, approximately
70,000 people displaced from Bay, Bakool and Middle Jubba, which
surround this region, have moved to Gedo region.

38. Close up shot, sign post Kabasa IDP camp


39. Close ups shot, mothers with their babies
40. Med shot, mothers and children
41. Wide shot, delegation touring the camp
42. Wide shot, delegation touring the camp
43. Med shot, mothers and children
44. Close up tilt down shot, a mother and her child
45. Close up shot, a foot
46. Close up shot, an IDP
47. Med shot, a child being measured
48. Wide shot, food ration
49. Wide shot, mothers and their children waiting to receive food
50. Wide shot, Kabasa camp
51. SOUNDBITE: Rashid Khalikov, UN Assistant Secretary-General for
Humanitarian Partnerships with the Middle East and Central Asia.
We have to be more aggressive about resources because we have to
make this approach consistent and probably irreversible, (so) that the
cycle between two droughts is broken. And again you can say it will not be
enough rain, not enough water, but we do not have people suffering.
52. Close up shot, sign post
53. Wide shot, Kabasa IDP camp
54. Med shot, women and children
55. Med shot, a family moving on a cart
56. Med shot, children
57. Close up shot, a young girl
58. Med shot, shelter at the camp
59. Wide shot, cholera recovery centre
60. Med shot, a mother tending to her sick child
61. Close up shot, a sick child
62. SOUNDBITE: Dieudonne Ndabarashimana, member - African Union
Permanent Representative Committee for the Special Fund on
Drought and Famine.
At the African Union Commission we have a sub-committee on the
Special Fund for Drought and Famine in Africa, it is a small fund. We need
that African countries contribute to bring money to this fund, to really help.
Sometimes we used to help by intervention, what they call solidarity
intervention. This is not enough, we need really to be present in this
African country to help our brothers and sisters who are really in a
problem.

63. Medium pan shot, make shift shelter at the Kabasa camp
64. Wide shot, a water point at the camp
65. Med shot, mothers fetching water
66. Close up shot, a mother fetching water
67. Wide shot, delegation talking to the mothers at the camp water point
68. SOUNDBITE: Mahmoud Mohieldin, World Bank Senior Vice President,
UN Relations and Partnerships.
Our board has approved $50 million dollars to support the Somali people
at this time of stress and distress. And the 50 million is going to be
implemented in terms of funding by UN agencies going forward.

69. Med shot, mothers at the camp learning tips of good hygiene
70. Close up shot, a mother listening
71. Med shot, mothers listening
72. Close up shot, Habiba Hassan Hussein, an IDP
73. Close up shot, Habiba Hassan Husseins child
74. SOUNDBITE: (Somali) Habiba Hassan Hussein, an internally
displaced person.
We fled from Wajid because of hunger and other problems. The first time
there was hunger and fighting. Then Al-Shabaab captured the place and
hunger increased. We fled to the Kabasa camp (Doolow). We were well
received and given assistance. But were still in need of more assistance.

75. SOUNDBITE: (Somali) Halima Siyad, an internally displaced person.


Im from Eelboon (in Bakool region). There were a lot of problems
including drought, water and disease. We fled from there to this place. We
came to this district (Doolow) but were suffering from hunger. We lack
food and water.
76. Close up shot, a child being weighed
77. Wide shot, mothers
78. SOUNDBITE: (English) Vincent Lelei, Deputy Humanitarian
Coordinator for Somalia.
There are significant gaps, many have not been reached, and the levels
of need continue increasing. The delegation continues to ask questions,
they continue to learn, and they will carry their message across when they
go back.

79. SOUNDBITE: Dr. Ahmed Al Meraikhi, the United Nations Secretary


Generals Humanitarian Envoy in Nairobi.
The aims and objectives for this mission have been fulfilled because we
have seen with our own eyes what is the need because this is what we
need actually to take back to the donors and to the partners and tell them
how is the situation and how we can also give more assistance for
Somalia

80. Med shot, Dr. Al Meraikhi, the leader of the mission addressing a press
conference in Nairobi
81. Wide shot, media covering the press conference
82. Close up tilt down shot, a journalist taking notes
83. Close up shot, a journalist listening
84. Med shot, Mahmoud Mohieldin, World Bank Senior Vice President, UN
relations and Partnerships at the press conference
85. Close up shot, journalists
86. Med shot, Dr. Al Meraikhi speaking
87. Close up shot, journalists
88. SOUNDBITE: Dr. Ahmed Al Meraikhi, the United Nations Secretary-
Generals Humanitarian Envoy.
In the spirit of the season of Ramadan, Qatar is responding to the urgent
need of resources through the allocation of humanitarian assistance to
Ethiopia worth $3 million and to Somalia worth $10 million.

89. Wide shot, journalists covering the press conference


90. Wide shot, delegates and journalists leaving after the press conference.

High-Level Partnership Mission concludes a fact-finding visit to Horn of


Africa countries with pledges for more humanitarian assistance funding.

Nairobi, 13 June 2017 - A High-Level Partnership Mission consisting of


representatives mainly from Arab states has concluded a six-day fact-finding
mission to drought-affected populations in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya.

The delegation included high-ranking officials from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia,


South Africa and the United States as well as the World Bank and African
Development Bank, they arrived in Ethiopia on 7 June to begin their fact-
finding visit. The mission ended in Kenya on June 13 and was led by Dr.
Ahmed Al Meraikhi, the United Nations Secretary-Generals Humanitarian
Envoy, Samate Cessouma Minata, the African Union Commissioner for
Political Affairs, and Rashid Khalikov, UN Assistant Secretary-General for
Humanitarian Partnerships with the Middle East and Central Asia.

Addressing a press conference in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Tuesday,


delegation members announced pledges of more funding to mitigate the
effects of the drought crisis that has created serious food shortages for 26.7
million people in the Horn of Africa region.

The main aim of the mission was to raise awareness about the humanitarian
situation in the three countries by highlighting the threat of famine facing their
populations and accelerate the mobilization of resources to avert that
possibility.

The UN Secretary-Generals Humanitarian Envoy announced a US$100,000


donation to Somalia by the African Union. South Africa pledged 10 million
South African Rand (approximately US$780,000) for the ongoing drought
response effort in Somalia.

Dr. Al-Meraikhi also announced a US$1.1 billion package from the African
Development Bank to combat drought and famine in six countries that include
Ethiopia and Somalia.

The World Bank will contribute US$50 million to bolster livelihoods and
resilience programmes in Somalia and also support the UN in developing a
framework for economic recovery.

The Bank has also mobilized over US$184 million through its Multi-Partner
Fund for Somalia.

In the spirit of the season of Ramadan, Qatar has responded to the urgent
need for resources through the allocation of humanitarian assistance to
Ethiopia worth $3 million and to Somalia worth $10 million, Dr. Al-Meraikhi
told journalists in the Kenyan capital.

The US already has a strong ongoing assistance (programme for) Ethiopia


worth a total of $215 million for 2017, he added.

Delegation members announced they had appealed to traditional and non-


traditional donors to support their humanitarian mission.

During the six-day mission, the delegation made field visits to internally
displaced persons camps in Ethiopia and Somalia to assess the effectiveness
of humanitarian response operations.
Dr. Al-Meraikhi said the purpose of their field visits was to see first-hand the
situation on the ground and go back to our partners, bring them together to
have the assistance and try to fight the famine.

In Mogadishu, the delegation met with Somalias Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi
Ahmed Guled and held talks with Peter de Clercq, the Humanitarian
Coordinator for Somalia.

The number of people in need of assistance is more than half the population.
It went up by 500,000 over the past few months to 6.7 million, Mr. de Clercq
told the delegation.

He added that 3.2 million people are in crisis and emergency and the
displacement figures have gone up by 740,000, in addition to the 1.1 million
already displaced so far.

The UN Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimates that more


than 13.4 million people are facing severe food insecurity in Ethiopia, Somalia
and Kenya. Over 4.4 million people have become refugees who have fled to
neighbouring countries to escape the debilitating drought.

We have seen with our own eyes what is the need because this is what we
need to take back to the donors and partners and tell them about the situation
and how we can give more assistance for Somalia, summarized Dr. Al-
Meraikhi at the end of the fact-finding visit.

END