Participation of Kristalina Georgieva in the High-Level International Pledging Conference for Syria

Type: Report   Reference: I-076014   Duration: 10:05:52  Lieu:
End production: 30/01/2013   First transmission: 30/01/2013
On 30 January 2013, Kristalina Georgieva, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, travelled to Kuwait, where the high-level International Pledging Conference for Syria was held. In view of the catastrophic humanitarian situation and the growing needs both within Syria and in the neighbouring countries, the EC pledged 100 million euro for humanitarian aid. These vital funds will provide assistance to some of the 4 million people in need of aid in Syria, including two million displaced, as well as to 700,000 refugees to date.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Group photo with the participants of the Pledging Conference for Syria, in the presence of Kristalina Georgieva, in the 3rd row, in the centre (3 shots) 00:00:19
10:00:24 General view of the podium in the main hall with Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait, and Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Crown Prince of Kuwait 00:00:03
10:00:28 Kristalina Georgieva, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, talking with a member of the Kuwaiti Delegation (3 shots) 00:00:20
10:00:49 Ban Ki-moon 00:00:05
10:00:54 Kristalina Georgieva 00:00:06
10:01:00 Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait 00:00:05
10:01:06 Members of the Kuwaiti Delegation 00:00:04
10:01:10 Abdullah II, King of Jordan 00:00:05
10:01:16 Kristalina Georgieva 00:00:13
10:01:29 Michel Suleiman, President of Lebanon 00:00:05
10:01:35 Algerian Delegation 00:00:04
10:01:39 Ban Ki-moon 00:00:05
10:01:44 Chinese Delegation 00:00:06
10:01:51 Kuwaiti Officials removing the press from the opening session 00:00:04
10:01:56 Soundbite by Kristalian Georgieva (in ENGLISH): We are at a humanitarian pledging conference to help the Syrian population, those in the country and those who’ve fled the neighbourhood. The EU has generously pledged an additional $370 million to the $460 million we have already provided. In other words our contribution to help the effected population in total is $830 million. 00:00:32
10:02:28 Kristalina Georgieva being interviewed (2 shots) 00:00:14
10:02:42 A participant of the Pledging Conference for Syria being interviewed 00:00:06
10:02:49 Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, being interviewed 00:00:04
10:02:53 Soundbite by Kristalian Georgieva (in ENGLISH): More importantly than even the money, the conference is an opportunity to strongly advocate for more access inside Syria to people, and also for raising a voice in support of the relief organizations, UN and international NGOs that are there, risking their lives to help the Syrian people. 00:00:27
10:03:21 Valerie Amos and Ban Ki-moon 00:00:05
10:03:27 Abdullah II, King of Jordan 00:00:13
10:03:40 Round table with Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary General of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), and Kristalina Georgieva (4 shots) 00:00:50
10:04:31 Soundbite by Kristalian Georgieva (in ENGLISH): If we politicize humanitarian aid then more ambulance will be shot at and less help gets to the people, but there is clearly a lot to be done in this area of uniting everybody so that we all speak with one voice for protecting civilians and protecting the relief workers there to help them, and respecting international humanitarian law, and on this subject I am proud to say the European voices have been the clearest and the strongest. 00:00:33
10:05:04 Handshake between Ban Ki-moon and Kristalina Georgieva 00:00:16
10:05:21 Kristalina Georgieva and Ban Ki-moon posing for the picture 00:00:28
10:05:49 Round table with Kristalina Georgieva, Ban Ki-moon and Valerie Amos 00:00:03
10:05:52 Kristalina Georgieva and Valerie Amos 00:00:16
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