Visit of Kristalina Georgieva to Mali: extracts from the press conference, 08/12/2012

Type: Summary of press conference   Reference: I-075606   Duration: 10:03:22  Lieu:
End production: 08/12/2012   First transmission: 09/12/2012
On 8 December 2012, Kristalina Georgieva, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, was in visit in Bamako in Mali. After her officials meeting, Kristalina Georgieva held a press conference.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 General view of the press conference 00:00:04
10:00:09 Soundbite by Kristalina Georgieva, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response (in ENGLISH): Today I met with 3 families that were forced to leave their homes in Timbuktu – they are just one small 42 members example of the more than 2 hundred thousand people that are currently displaced. 00:00:21
10:00:30 General view of the press conference 00:00:02
10:00:33 Journalist taking notes 00:00:04
10:00:38 Soundbite by Kristalina Georgieva (in ENGLISH): I had the chance to meet with the President of the country, the Prime Minister, the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, and the Minister for public Administration and I want to thank all of them for the graciousness with which they have received me and the time and information that they shared with me. 00:00:25
10:01:03 Cutaway of journalists 00:00:02
10:01:06 Soundbite by Kristalina Georgieva (in ENGLISH): This is a complex crisis. First it has been triggered by recurrent drought that placed millions of people at risk but then exacerbated by the fighting in the North and the continuing political insecurity in the country. 00:00:24
10:01:31 Cutaway of the participants 00:00:02
10:01:33 Soundbite by Kristalina Georgieva (in ENGLISH): We recognize the need to work hard, to support the countries in the Sahel, to build resilience to recurrent droughts and floods that are now hitting the region. 00:00:15
10:01:48 Cutaway of a cameraman 00:00:03
10:01:52 Soundbite by Kristalina Georgieva (in ENGLISH): For this reason we have launched the "Alliance Globale pour l'Initiative Resilience ". But right now in Mali the most important action is the one which responds to the conflict and the suffering it has created and generated (3 shots) 00:00:26
10:02:18 Cutaway of journalists 00:00:03
10:02:22 Soundbite by Kristalina Georgieva (in ENGLISH): For this reason I announced today that we are doubling our assistance to give affected populations here in Mali especially in the North, and in the neighboring countries by adding 20 million Euros to what we have already provided. 00:00:21
10:02:44 Cutaway of the participants 00:00:02
10:02:46 Soundbite by Kristalina Georgieva (in ENGLISH) saying that the European Union, our Member States and the European Commission are the largest humanitarian donor to Mali. The European Commission will be increasing its humanitarian response to the crisis in Mali by €20 million, bringing total contribution up to €101 million for 2012. 00:00:21
10:03:08 Cutaways of journalists (2 shots) 00:00:06
10:03:15 Soundbite by Kristalina Georgieva (in ENGLISH): European people deeply care for what is happening here and stand by you in this moment of need. 00:00:07
10:03:22 General view of the press conference 00:00:03
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