Visit of Kristalina Georgieva to Mali: meeting with David Gressly, statement, extracts from the press conference, and handshake with Mamadou Sidibé

Type: Report   Reference: I-075920   Duration: 10:02:46  Lieu:
End production: 22/01/2013   First transmission: 22/01/2013
Kristalina Georgieva, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, was in Mali on 22 January 2013, returning after her last visit in December 2012, to assess the situation to determine how the aid can be spent to reach maximum impact. She met with David Gressly, UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel, and with Mamadou Sidibé, Malian Minister for Humanitarian Action, Solidarity and the Elderly People, and held a press conference. The European Commission is boosting again its humanitarian aid for the Mali crisis with 20 million euro – a needed increase that will help respond to the escalating crisis in the country where large numbers of people are fleeing from the conflict and thousands of children are severely malnourished.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Flags on the front of L'Amitie Hotel, in Bamako 00:00:06
10:00:11 Kristalina Georgieva, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, meeting with David Gressly, UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel - working lunch (3 shots) 00:00:12
10:00:24 SOUNDBITE by Kristalina Georgieva (in ENGLISH) saying that the humanitarian organisations' major concern is access; there are requirements for permissions to be given to travel to places where the help is needed and sometimes this permission to travel is delayed so much that help is interrupted; they are also worried about the implications of the closure of borders; for example, the border with Algeria is closed, which means that one supply route for the affected populations in the north is now cut off. 00:00:35
10:00:59 Cutaway of EU flag 00:00:04
10:01:04 SOUNDBITE by Kristalina Georgieva (in ENGLISH) saying that there is such a tremendous amount of needs in the North but also in the South that there has to be as much as possible support for humanitarians to be able to do their work; this translates into civil and military cooperation; saying that this is the point she will carry forward as strongly as she can so the needs of the Malians can continue to be met. 00:00:29
10:01:33 Cameramen in press conference room 00:00:04
10:01:37 Arrival of Kristalina Georgieva in the press conference room 00:00:04
10:01:42 SOUNDBITE by Kristalina Georgieva (in ENGLISH) saying that the EU Training Mission in Mali (EUTM Mali) includes a very strong component on training not only how to fight but also how to protect civilians: training on international humanitarian law. 00:00:21
10:02:03 Cutaway: journalist writing 00:00:05
10:02:08 SOUNDBITE by Kristalina Georgieva (in ENGLISH) saying that the EU strongly supports the United Nations, especially OCHA, to build capacity for civil/military cooperation and ability to strengthen presence that will prevent revenge killings and atrocities from happening. 00:00:23
10:02:32 Exterior view of the hotel 00:00:04
10:02:37 Kristalina Georgieva talking to the press 00:00:04
10:02:42 Kristalina Georgieva shaking hands with Mamadou Sidibé, Malian Minister for Humanitarian Action, Solidarity and the Elderly People 00:00:04
10:02:46 Kristalina Georgieva leaving by car 00:00:05
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