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Reference : V-F-CR-F-01613-N(1)
Date : 04/07/2016
Country/Region : IRAQ
Title : Rare aerial footage shows unprecedented levels of suffering in Iraq and Syria
Duration : 00:06:15
Director : FELL, Nicola Eva
Cameraman : various
Editor : FELL, Nicola Eva
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
FELL, Nicola Eva
Cameraman : various
Editor : FELL, Nicola Eva
Production reference : AV506N
Description : The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, says that levels of suffering in Syria and Iraq have reached unprecedented levels.
“Hundreds of thousands killed; millions on the move; families torn apart,” states Maurer. “Even as Ramadan comes to an end, many, many ordinary people are living in abject fear and terrifying uncertainty. A humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding.”
Rare aerial footage gathered by ICRC shows the once prosperous Ramadi in central Iraq now in tatters - a ghost town. Explosive remnants of war are scattered across the city and most people are too afraid to return to homes. It will take months, if not years, to make the city safe again and to rebuild homes and damaged water and electric systems.
In both Syria and Iraq, an estimated 10 million are internally displaced and hundreds of thousands of people have been killed.
As the holy month of Ramadan comes to an end, president Maurer, called on those people with influence over the conflict to show vision and courage and a respect for the fundamental value of human dignity.
Maurer says: “The people need leaders who believe in humanity; who protect, homes, schools and hospitals; who protect civilians and treat people they capture with respect. And we stand ready to talk to anyone - or to act as an intermediary so that more help, more assistance, can be delivered. And more people protected from violence.”
The Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies have been providing aid to people on all sides of the conflicts. The ICRC has helped provide clean drinking water and improved sanitation for more than 6 million Syrians. In Iraq, food, drinking water and medical assistance has been delivered to more than a million people.
Original language : International soundtrack
English title : Rare aerial footage shows unprecedented levels of suffering in Iraq and Syria
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : H264
Best material/format available : ProRes 422