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Bahamas: UN's Guterres surveys devastation in the wake of Hurricane Dorian

1 15.09.2019 Инфо

M/S UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in helicopter, Marsh Harbour, Abaco islands, Bahamas
W/S View of Marsh Harbour in aftermath of Hurricane Dorian
C/U Guterres in helicopter
W/S View from helicopter
M/S Guterres in helicopter
M/S View from helicopter
W/S View from helicopter
M/S Guterres in helicopter
W/S View from helicopter
W/S Wreckage; damaged car
M/S Damaged car
W/S Wreckage
M/S Guterres walking amid rubble
M/S Guterres walking through rubble
M/S Guterres and Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis walking amid rubble
M/S Guterres walking
M/S Humanitarian workers
SOT, Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General: "I deeply feel enormous gratitude for what you are doing, and you can be sure that this generosity that you are showing, this effort that you are making is worth [it]."
M/S Guterres and Minnis at press conference *СUTAWAY*
SOT, Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General: "There is in the international community the idea that middle-income countries should not be supported. It's a wrong idea, especially that middle-income countries have high levels of vulnerability to external shocks they are not responsible for. And so I hope that [the] international community will be able - now obviously is a moment of still rescuing in some situations but essentially humanitarian aid, but then it will be reconstruction, building resilience, recovery. And these will require massive investments from the government, from the people. And of course, international support will be absolutely essential."
M/S Humanitarian workers
SCRIPT
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres toured the Abaco islands in the Bahamas on Saturday, two weeks after Hurricane Dorian ravaged part of the islands.
Guterres expressed gratitude to humanitarian workers on the site, saying, "I deeply feel enormous gratitude for what you are doing, and you can be sure that this generosity that you are showing, this effort that you are making is worth [it]."
Hurricane Dorian, a category 5 hurricane with sustained winds over 295 km/h (185 mph), made landfall in the Bahamas on September 1 and caused significant damage. At least 50 people were killed and 1,300 more remain unaccounted for following the hurricane.
On Saturday, Tropical Storm Humberto brought heavy rain and strong winds to the Bahamas. Humberto is expected to strengthen into a hurricane by Sunday night; however, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) forecasts that the storm will move away from the Bahamas and the US coastline.
Mandatory Credit: UNTV