STORY: SOMALIA - MOBILE CLINIC
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DATELINE: 12 FEBRUARY 2013 MOGADISHU, SOMALIA
1. Wide shot of Karibu IDP camp
2. Med shot of Karibu IDP camp
3. Close up shot of woman and her children
4. Wide shot of mobile clinic
5. Med shot of women waiting outside clinic truck
6. Close up shot of woman outside mobile clinic
7. SOUNDBITE (Somali) Isack Hassan Abdi, Camp Chairman:
“The people here need help and they’ve have come from various regions like Bay, Bakool, Gedo, Lower Shebelle and Middle Shebelle. They left their homes because of famine and they don’t have food and medicine.”
8. Med shot of nurse giving medicine to a patient.
9. Med shot nurse talking to a patient.
10. Wide shot of patients waiting outside the mobile clinic.
11. SOUNDBITE( English) Hamdi Ahmed Abdulla, Nurse:
“Coming patients come with different disease such as skin disease. The children cough, diarrhea and mothers come pregnant. Different disease.”
12. Med shot of nurse giving medicine to a mother
13. Close up shot of a child inside the clinic
14. Med shot of Karibu IDP camp
15. Close up of women in Karibu IDP Camp
16. Med shot of Karibu camp
17. Med Shot of children playing outside the IDP camp.
A small crowd gathers in the ‘Karibu’ IDP (internally displaced persons) camp in Mogadishu...
The camp houses about 3,000 people who fled to the Somali capital to escape drought and violence fostered by the activities of the al-Shabaab extremist group.
The Somali National Army (SNA), backed by African Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) troops, has driven the al-Qaeda-linked fighters out of Mogadishu and most of southern and central Somalia.
The dramatic increase in security has allowed for an increase in humanitarian efforts and projects, like this mobile clinic that was deployed to a section of ‘Karibu’ that houses about 300 people on Tuesday (February 12).
SOUNDBITE (Somali), Isack Hassan Abdi, Camp Chairman: “The people here are needy, have come from various regions such as Bay, Bakool, Gedo, lower Shebelle and middle Shebelle. They left their homes because of famine and they don’t have food and medicine.”
The free medical facilities provided here are part of an initiative by the SNA and AMISOM with support from Bancroft Global Development and Hope for Life International (HILI). The mobile clinics are owned by the SNA and managed by Bancroft - who also provide additional training for nurses like Hamdi Abdulla. She says most of the patients here suffer from ailments caused by malnutrition or poor feeding practices.
SOUNDBITE (English), Hamdi Ahmed Abdulla, Nurse: “Coming patients come with different disease such as skin disease. The children cough, Diarrhea and mothers come pregnant. Different disease.”
AMISOM and HILI have been providing assistance to Karibu for over a year and initiatives like the mobile clinics have been a great success. Hamdi Abdulla and the other staff served about 60 people - mostly women, children and elderly men on the day and will continue to work with the SNA, AMISOM, Bancroft and HILI to support the residents of Karibu and other camps around the city.