Child Victims Survival/Pakistan Flood

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Child Victims Survival/Pakistan Flood

UNICEF sets up 300 child-friendly spaces in northwestern Pakistan. The centers are working to restore a sense of normalcy to the lives of more than 100,000 children following the recent flooding.

(Pashto) Misbah Uddin, flood victim:
“My sister’s dolls, her toys, my bag, books, my cricket bat and ball…everything has been lost or damaged.”

These children have witnessed the unimaginable – the horrors of war and nature’s wrath.

Their father was killed in the armed conflict in South Waziristan, forcing them to flee their ancestral home and seek shelter here in North Western Pakistan’s Dera Ismail Khan district.

It’s been a year and a half since these children last went to school.

But UNICEF has provided them with an opportunity to get a basic education even amidst troubled times.

The organization helped establish this Child-Friendly Center for victims of the conflict in the tribal regions last year.

SOUNDBITE (Urdu) Sanobar Gul, Child Protection Monitor, Khwendo Kor:
“We had two rooms here and a small verandah but the floods destroyed everything. We rebuild this center with the support of the community. These people live in tents themselves but they made sure we had a room for the Child Friendly Center.”

The Center is a huge support children who are in dire need of counselling.

SOUNDBITE (Urdu) Sajjid Khan, Child Psychologist, Khwendo Kor:
“These children were already traumatized. Now, they are victims of double trauma. During the floods, they waded through the water and they saw the devastation through their own eyes, many children lost their parents and didn’t know where to go.”

Over the last year alone, UNICEF set up more 200 Child-Friendly Centers that have reached nearly 95,000 children in the conflict hit zone and restored some measure of normalcy in their lives.

In addition, eight mobile centers have been reaching children affected by the catastrophic floods in the worst affected districts of Charsaddah and Nowshera.

The centers work to heal the scars on these young minds through games, painting, music and even some dancing.

Little things that help them shake off their fears and offer a kaleidoscope of possibilities.


Transcripts / Production notes / Scripts

(Pashto) Misbah Uddin, flood victim:
“My sister’s dolls, her toys, my bag, books, my cricket bat and ball…everything has been lost or damaged.”

These children have witnessed the unimaginable – the horrors of war and nature’s wrath.

Their father was killed in the armed conflict in South Waziristan, forcing them to flee their ancestral home and seek shelter here in North Western Pakistan’s Dera Ismail Khan district.

It’s been a year and a half since these children last went to school.

But UNICEF has provided them with an opportunity to get a basic education even amidst troubled times.

The organization helped establish this Child-Friendly Center for victims of the conflict in the tribal regions last year.

SOUNDBITE (Urdu) Sanobar Gul, Child Protection Monitor, Khwendo Kor:
“We had two rooms here and a small verandah but the floods destroyed everything. We rebuild this center with the support of the community. These people live in tents themselves but they made sure we had a room for the Child Friendly Center.”

The Center is a huge support children who are in dire need of counselling.

SOUNDBITE (Urdu) Sajjid Khan, Child Psychologist, Khwendo Kor:
“These children were already traumatized. Now, they are victims of double trauma. During the floods, they waded through the water and they saw the devastation through their own eyes, many children lost their parents and didn’t know where to go.”

Over the last year alone, UNICEF set up more 200 Child-Friendly Centers that have reached nearly 95,000 children in the conflict hit zone and restored some measure of normalcy in their lives.

In addition, eight mobile centers have been reaching children affected by the catastrophic floods in the worst affected districts of Charsaddah and Nowshera.

The centers work to heal the scars on these young minds through games, painting, music and even some dancing.

Little things that help them shake off their fears and offer a kaleidoscope of possibilities.

Details

Language: English

Year of Production: 2011

Length: 3 minutes

Country: Pakistan

License

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Directors:

  • Muhamed Sacirbey, UNTV

Producers:

  • Susan Sacirbey