THE FOLLOWING SCRIPT/SHOTLIST IS TO ACCOMPANY FOOTAGE DISTRIBUTED BY MÉDECINS SANS FRONTIÈRES MONDAY AUGUST 16 2010
STORY: WATER SUPPLIES
LOCATION: CHARSADDA , NEAR CHARSADDA, AND MINGORA, PAKISTAN
DATE SHOT: AUGUST 8-15, 2010
SOUND: NATURAL WITH FRENCH SPEECH
SOURCE: MÉDECINS SANS FRONTIÈRES
STORY: International humanitarian aid organisation Médecins sans Frontières is distributing fresh water in north-west Pakistan in order to stave of the threat of disease. Meanwhile, preparations are being made in hospitals for an expected influx of patients with diarrhoea and similar water-borne diseases.
NEAR CHARSADDA, NORTHWEST FRONTIER PROVINCE, PAKISTAN (AUGUST 14, 2010)
1. LONG TRACKING SHOT MAKESHIFT SHELTERS ALONG CHARSADDA-PESHAWAR HIGHWAY, PEOPLE LIVING IN SHELTERS
2. VARIOUS VIEWS SHELTERS AND INHABITANTS
3. ..SOUNDBITE (FRENCH) THOMAS BATARDY, MSF WATER AND SANITATION ENGINEER, SAYING: " Pour l'instant les principaux enjeux liés à l'eau ici à Charsadda, c'est de un approvisionner les camps de déplacés qui se sont regroupés dans des endroits où y'a aucune infrastructure concernant l'approvisionnement en eau potable, et de deux, fournir de l'eau potable et chlorée dans les endroits où les personnes sont rassemblées, dans les agglomérations, ce qui permettra d'éviter la post contamination de l'eau, et d'éviter les maladies dans les endroits où la promiscuité est vraiment très grande.”
“Right now, here in Charsadda, the main priorities in terms of water are 1. to provide drinking water in the camps where displaced people have settled but where there is no infrastructure to supply safe drinking water and 2. to provide drinking and chlorinated water in places where people have gathered, in towns, to prevent water contamination and to prevent disease in places where people are living in overcrowded conditions.”
4. LONG VIEW GIRL WALKS PAST SHELTERS
5. INHABITANTS OF CAMP COLLECTING WATER FROM MSF TRUCK, FILLING CONTAINERS
6. THOMAS BATARDY UNDOES TAP ON TRUCK
7. SOUNDBITE (FRENCH) THOMAS BATARDY, MSF WATER AND SANITATION ENGINEER, SAYING: ""Idéalement moi tu vois ce que j'aimerais bien faire, c'est installer un réservoir de 250 litres toutes les 10 tentes, toutes les 15 tentes, et alors on vient avec le camion, on remplit chaque fois, tac tac tac on remplit, et on revient l’après midi, on remplit.”
“Ideally, I’d like to set up a 250-litre water container for every 10 or 15 tents and to come in with a truck and fill them up whenever needed, fill them up one after the other, and come back again the afternoon..
CHARSADDA, PAKISTAN (AUGUST 8, 2010)
8. RAINY STREETS IN CITY CENTRE
9. LOCAL MSF WORKERS ADDING CHLORINE TO WATER, MEASURING ITS CONCENTRATION
CHARSADDA, PAKISTAN (AUGUST 14, 2010)
10. MSF LOCAL WORKERS FILLING WATER CONTAINER ON BACK OF TRUCK PRIOR TO DISTRIBUTION (SAME SHOTS AS WERE DISTRIBUTED SUNDAY 16 AUGUST)
NEAR CHARSADDA, PAKISTAN (AUGUST 14, 2010)
11. CHILDREN SWIMMING IN FLOODED RIVER
12. SOUNDBITE (FRENCH) THOMAS BATARDY, MSF WATER AND SANITATION ENGINEER, SAYING: "Ils se baignent dans une eau qui provient des inondations, qui a lessivé toutes les particules, les microbes, les germes, qui se trouvent sur le sol, dans des endroits où l'assainissement est déficient, et c'est une eau contaminée dans laquelle les personnes se baignent… Forcément, ça peut être un risque pour la santé des personnes.”
“People are swimming in floodwater, water that’s picked up all the dirt and germs that were in the ground and in places where sanitation standards were lacking, people are bathing in contaminated water… Obviously that carries a health risk for the people.”
MINGORA, SWAT VALLEY, PAKISTAN (AUGUST 15, 1010)
13. WIDE VIEW HOSPITAL, PAN TO TENTS AND MEN DIGGING
14. MEN UNLOADING BEDS FOR HOSPITAL TENTS
15. INTERIOR WATER TANKS IN TENT
16. PLASTIC CHAIRS AND BUCKETS
17. WIDE VIEW OF HOSPITAL AND TENTS
18. PAN FROM GATES TO MEN PREPARING GROUND
19. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) THOMAS BATARDY, MSF WATER AND SANITATION ENGINEER, SAYING: “" At the moment the biggest problem we face with the water distribution here in Charsadda, is to try to reach the people who have been settled in places where there is not facilities for water distribution. So the biggest challenge will be to install some static points here in these kind of places, and the second biggest challenge will be to provide clean water and chlorinated water in the places where the density of population is very high, for example in settlements like in Charsadda, in the schools, in the hospitals, or in the agglomerations outside of Charsadda. Bringing the chlorinated water in these places will be first good for health of people not to have diseases, waterborne diseases, and second to avoid the post contamination of the water, in order not to transmit diseases from people to people in these kind of places.”
STORY: With at least 1,600 dead and millions displaced by Pakistan’s worst flooding in more than a century, aid officials now fear the spread of disease from water-borne conditions. Many people take their water from open wells, which are now contaminated. So MSF teams are now busy supplying fresh water in areas including the Swat valley, Nowshera and the town of Charsadda, some 25km north of Peshawar.
In and around Charsadda, MSF is providing clean water through a combination of 21 mobile water points on trucks and minivans, and seven fixed bladder outlets.
From 49 different water points, MSF is now providing more than 300,000 litres of clean water daily to affected communities in various parts of the country. In Charsadda, Nowshera and other areas water tanks are placed in different neighbourhoods and refilled regularly. In other places like Swat MSF works with the community to make sure water is provided and shared at different places where people gather like mosques and schools.
MSF is also providing primary health care in affected areas, and providing hygiene kits and cooking materials. In the Swat Valley, MSF is busy erecting three tents in the car park of the existing Saidu Sharif hospital in Mingora, the biggest town in the valley. One tent is intended for severe cases of diahhroea and similar conditions, a second for less severe. Low-lying areas of Mingora have been flooded, and water pipes destroyed or contaminated. Electricity supplies for a population of some 400,000 have been disrupted, leading to fears of the spread of disease.