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World Poverty 2 - WRAP Poverty in Afghan, kites, pope, Kenya, Philippines, Pakistan
10/17/2007
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NAME: WORLD POVERTY2 20071017I TAPE: EF07/1249 IN_TIME: 11:03:21:21 DURATION: 00:04:59:14 SOURCES: AP Television/CTV DATELINE: Various - 17 Oct 2007 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST AP Television Nairobi, Kenya 1. Wide of crowd swaying to music 2. Mid of children clapping to music 3. Various of the Kenya National Coordinator of Global Call to Action Against Poverty, Mwangi Waituru addressing crowd 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Mwangi Waituru, Kenya National Coordinator, Global Call to Action Against Poverty: "We are gathering together, we have mobilised this huge number of people to make a call to our government to address the issues of slum dwellers, to give them access to water, to give them access to sanitation and better living conditions." 5. Wide of Kenya prison band, with crowd behind 6. Close-up of musicians 7. Mid of children swaying to music 8. Wide shot of crowd singing in English "We shall overcome", man holding up tee-shirt reading (English) 'Stand up, Speak out' AP Television Manila, Philippines 9. Woman painting on banner 10. Tight shot of hand painting banner 11. SOUNDBITE: (Tagalog) Claudine Claridad, Youth Against Poverty activist: "By participating in this project we can show everybody that we are not just keeping silent and we are not just accepting what is happening in our society." ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 12. Various of photographic exhibit illustrating poverty in the Philippines 13. Wide shot of event concert 14. Various of crowd holding banners and making noise at 1200 GMT, to mark the country's participation in the global event 15. Pan of crowd AP Television Bahawalpur, Pakistan 16. Top shot of people holding 10 kilometre long banner denouncing violence against women and calling for equal rights for women 17. Top shot of people dancing 18. Long shot of people holding banner 19. Tracking shot of people holding banner 20. Mid of women holding banner 21. Close-up of banner with signatures 22. Close-up of women 23. Mid of banner with signatures 24. SOUNDBITE: (Urdu) Muhammad Farooq, Director of Cholistan Development Council in Pakistan: "Countries such as ours signed a charter at the UN in 2000 that by 2015, education will reach every home, health and clean drinking water will be available to everyone, and that environmental pollution will come to an end. Eighteen countries in the world signed this charter." 25. Long shot of people holding banner in front of Farid gate AP Television Kabul, Afghanistan 26. Tilt down from damaged building to women walking towards their house which is located in a destroyed old governmental building 27. Mid shot of women entering house 28. Long shot of local resident Hayatullah Khan and children sitting in courtyard 29. Mid shot of Khan and children 30. SOUNDBITE: (Dari) Hayatullah Khan, father struggling with poverty: "This is a day of mourning for us, it's a sad day because we have a big economic problem. If we had good lives, every day would be a happy day for us. But the way we are living right now, every moment is sad." 31. Various of Khan's children drinking tea 32. Various of Afghan civil society representatives, government officials and Afghan parliament members gathering to mark anti-poverty day 33. Wide of people flying kites to mark poverty day 34. Various of woman preparing kite 35. Wide of kites flying in the sky AP Television - AP Clients Only Vatican City 36. Wide of St Peter's Square 37. Various of Pope Benedict XVI arriving and greeting crowd 38. Crowd gathered for speech CTV Vatican City 39. SOUNDBITE: (Italian) Pope Benedict XVI: "I urge therefore the increase of efforts to eliminate the causes of poverty and the tragic consequences that result from it." AP Television Vatican City, Italy 40. Wide of St. Peter's square STORYLINE People across the globe on Wednesday gathered to join an international campaign to end global poverty. The "Stand Up, Speak Out" campaign is part of U.N. efforts to promote the Millennium Development Goals that include eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, achieving universal primary education and ensuring a sustainable environment by 2015. Hundreds of events were being staged to heighten awareness and pressure governments to act in the interests of their poorest citizens. In schools, stadiums, streets and offices from Asia to Africa, thousands of people sang songs, listened to speeches and rose briefly to their feet in moment of solidarity and protest. Schoolchildren in a Kenyan slum belted out a Bob Marley ballad as they joined a continent-spanning effort to draw attention to the crushing poverty that campaigners say contributes to tens of thousands of needless deaths each day. "We have mobilised this huge number of people to make a call to our government to address the issues of slum dwellers, to give them access to water, to give them access to sanitation and better living conditions," said Mwangi Waituru, the Kenya National Coordinator of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty. In the impoverished Korogocho neighbourhood of the Kenyan capital, about one thousand pupils and a smattering of adults gathered in an outdoor amphitheatre next to a garbage dump, listening to music and watching traditional dancers stomp their feet to the beat of skin-covered drums. The children sang "We Shall Overcome", then rose to their feet and held hands while wailing the refrain from Marley's "One Love." Around the world, an estimated 1 (b) billion people live on less than 1 US dollar per day, according to UN figures. In sub-Saharan Africa, nearly one-third of the region's 750 (m) million people live in extreme poverty, frequently without access to clean water, decent schools, health care facilities or flushing toilets. Meanwhile in Manila, the Philippine capital, about two thousand government officials, teachers, students, soldiers and ordinary citizens, many of them wearing white wristbands with sketches of multicoloured human figures, assembled early on Wednesday at the seaside Rizal Park to call for an end to poverty. Agnes Aleman of the U.N. Information Centre said the Philippines was targeting 3 (m) million to stand up and make the pledge - in parks, government and private offices, schools, hospitals, restaurants. More than 640 (m) million people in the Asia Pacific region live on less than 1 US dollar a day. In the Pakistani city of Bahawalpur, around five thousand people participated in a rally organised by Cholistan Development Council and other volunteers. Participants carried a 10 kilometre long banner bearing names of those who support the cause, as well as slogans such as "Violence on women should end" and "Poverty should finish". The Director of Cholistan Development Council, Muhammad Farooq, who participated in the event, drew attention to upholding the international commitment to the Millennium Development Goals. "Countries such as ours had signed a charter at the UN in 2000 that by 2015, education will reach every home, health and clean drinking water will be available to everyone, and that environmental pollution will come to an end, Eighteen countries in the world had signed this charter," said Farooq. In neighbouring Afghanistan, many families also cope daily with the difficulties of poverty. Hayatullah Khan is the head of a family who knows the struggle to make ends meet, and one of many Afghans to have come to bear the consequences of decades of deadly conflict. "This is a day of mourning for us," Khan told AP Television. "The way we are living right now, every moment is sad." Despite the aid which Afghanistan receives from the International Community, Afghanistan provides a big human development challenge. Poverty affects large numbers of families who lost their houses in the conflict. More than 2 (m) million people have been displaced from their homes, according to the United Nations Development Programme. Civil society representatives, government officials and members of the Afghan parliament held a meeting in Kabul to discuss the issue, and ordinary citizens also marked the occasion. Hundreds of Afghan women and men participated in a kite flying event to call on the Afghan government for more transparency in how foreign aid is spent, and to focus on job creation to end poverty. Meanwhile in Vatican City, Pope Benedict XVI urged the international community to work to eliminate poverty. "I urge therefore the increase of efforts to eliminate the causes of poverty and the tragic consequences that result from it," Benedict told the crowds that had come to hear him speak. Last year, 24 (m) million people from 87 countries around the world stood up against poverty, with India leading Asians with 9 (m) million people, followed by Nepal with 3 (m) million and the Philippines with 2.4 (m) million. Organisers hoped to exceed those numbers Wednesday. Organisers say that 50-thousand people die each day from preventable causes linked to poverty and they called on participants to help fight the underlying causes.
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