Extracts from the press conference by Kristalina Georgieva following her visit to Mali

Type: Summary of press conference   Reference: I-075953   Duration: 10:02:28  Lieu:
End production: 25/01/2013   First transmission: 25/01/2013
On 25 January 2013, Kristalina Georgieva, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, gave a press conference on the humanitarian situation in Mali, a few days after she travelled to the country to assess the population's needs.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Arrival of Kristalina Georgieva, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response 00:00:05
10:00:10 Soundbite by Kristalina Georgieva (in ENGLISH): Last year, the country was hit by a triple crisis: Food crisis, political crisis and conflicts in the North. It led to internal displacements and a flight of refugees in the neighborhood countries. So far, the military offensive has not led to massive increase in either needs or refugees flows. 00:00:25
10:00:36 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:03
10:00:39 Soundbite by Kristalina Georgieva (in ENGLISH): Right now, access is the main issue. The humanitarian organizations are required to make requests for access to areas in the North where in the past they would go without permissions. For this reason, I appeal to all those involved in the conflict to do all they can to ensure that organization providing humanitarian assistance to people on the ground face as few obstacles as possible and that permission are given as quickly as possible. 00:00:40
10:01:20 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:03
10:01:23 Soundbite by Kristalina Georgieva (in ENGLISH): It is important to have a solid system of civil-military coordination. I very much appreciate the efforts that French are putting into this, assigning 3 full time civil-military coordination officers. The United Nations is also stepping up their commitments; they have already sent a full time person dedicated to this; more needs to be done; this is the sort of crisis where we need to act fast and put the resources to good use now. 00:00:34
10:01:57 Cutaway of a Journalist 00:00:03
10:02:01 Soundbite by Kristalina Georgieva (in ENGLISH): Last year, we have provided 78 million Euros in assistance to address humanitarian needs in Mali. When I visited in early December we added 28 million in emergency assistance and during this visit we have increased with another 20 million to make sure that funding is not a constraint to help people in dyer need. 00:00:27
10:02:28 Departure of Kristalina Georgieva 00:00:07
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