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Haitian children hit by cholera, malnutrition

SHOTLIST:ASSOCIATED PRESSPort-au-Prince - 21 November 20221. Various of mothers with children at hospital waiting roomHEADLINE: UN: Haitian children hit by cholera, malnutrition2. Various of women and doctors weighing toddlersANNOTATION: A cholera outbreak sweeping through Haiti is claiming a growing number of children amid a surge in malnutrition, UNICEF said.ANNOTATION: The deadly combination means that some 40% of cholera cases in the impoverished country now involve children.3. SOUNDBITE (English) Manuel Fontaine, Director of UNICEF's Office of Emergency:"I think we always have to plan for the worst-case scenario."4. Manuel Fontaine, Director of UNICEF's Office of Emergency Programs, greeting hospital staffANNOTATION: Cholera has killed more than 200 people since the first deaths were announced in early October.5. Fontaine talking to a child at the hospitalANNOTATION: Another 9,300 are hospitalised.6. Fontaine visiting a hospital accompanied by staffANNOTATION: Haiti's government recently requested cholera vaccines, but there's a worldwide shortage. 7. Various of a doctor checking a child and her mother hugging herANNOTATION: 30 other countries are reporting outbreaks, so it's unclear if and when they will arrive.8. Hospital wardANNOTATION: Additionally, gang violence has escalated, making it difficult for aid groups to reach those most in need.STORYLINE:A cholera outbreak sweeping through Haiti is claiming a growing number of children amid a surge in malnutrition, UNICEF announced.The deadly combination means that about 40% of cholera cases in the impoverished country of more than 11 million inhabitants now involve children, with 9 out of 10 cases reported in areas where people are starving, according to the United Nations agency."We have to plan for the worst," Manuel Fontaine, director of UNICEF's Office of Emergency Programs, told The Associated Press on Tuesday during a visit to Haiti.Cholera has killed at least 216 people and sickened more than 12,000 since the first deaths were announced in early October, according to the Haitian Health Ministry and Pan American Health Organization. They say about 9,300 people are currently hospitalized with the disease. Experts believe the number is much higher due to underreporting.UNICEF and Haiti's government are seeking at least $28 million to help feed, hydrate and care for 1.4 million people affected by the crisis, with that number expected to increase as malnutrition worsens, especially in urban areas such as the Cite Soleil slum in the capital of Port-au-Prince, something that hasn't been seen before.Haiti's government recently requested cholera vaccines, but there's a worldwide shortage of them and 31 countries are reporting outbreaks, so it's unclear if and when they will arrive. However, Fontaine said Haiti would be given priority.The country's first brush with cholera occurred in 2010 after U.N. peacekeepers from Nepal introduced the bacteria into the country's largest river by sewage. Nearly 10,000 people died, and more than 850,000 became ill.AP Video shot by Pierre Luxama===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.

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