SOUTH SUDAN / KAJO KEJI GHOST TOWN

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Kajo Keji, a South Sudanese border town located to the South of the Country’s capital Juba is now a ghost town, following unrest which has led to residents fleeing to neighboring Uganda. UNMISS
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / KAJO KEJI GHOST TOWN
TRT: 02:25
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 8 FEBRUARY 2017, KAJO KEJI, SOUTH SUDAN

SHOTLIST:

1. Tracking shot, empty shops
2. Tracking shot, empty houses
3. Tracking shot, empty houses
4. Med shot, people packing their stuffs
5. Wide shot, UNMISS troops giving protection
6. Wide shot, empty shops
7. Med shot, empty shops
8. Close shot, sign post of empty shop
9. SOUNDBITE (English) James Konyo, police duty chief inspector, Kajo Keji:
“Few days ago most people of Kajo Keji County have ran to Uganda due to insecurity happen in the area and now some are still coming back to collect their food and we are here because of them we just guiding them in case of anything we don’t want them to lose hope.”
10. Wide shot, people packing their stuffs
11. Med shot, track full of stuffs
12. SOUNDBITE (English) James Konyo, police duty chief inspector, Kajo Keji:
“People are coming to take their food one by one some are fearing to come and those who cannot manage to go to refugee are still here we are together with them and they are also requesting the government at list provide security for them.“
13. Wide shot, Empty shops
14. Wide shot, Police station
15. Close shot, Sign post
16. Med shot, police station
17. Tracking shot, empty building of church

STORYLINE:

Kajo Keji, a South Sudanese border town located to the South of the Country’s capital Juba is now a ghost town, following unrest which has led to residents fleeing to neighboring Uganda.

Reports from a refugee office in neighboring Uganda indicate that the country has been receiving an influx of up to 4,000 South Sudanese refugees every day for the past one week.

Kajo Keji’s police duty chief inspector James Konyo pointed out that they were there to maintain law and order. He also said a “few days ago most people of Kajo Keji County have ran to Uganda due to insecurity happen in the area and now some are still coming back to collect their food and we are here because of them we just guiding them in case of anything we don’t want them to lose hope that the government is not able to do what it can.”

Last week, a team from the United Nations Mission on a three day assessment Mission to Kajo Keji found the town largely deserted as people continue to flee due to insecurity.

The team comprising experts in human rights, civil affairs, gender, and relief and protection arrived in Kajo-Keji on February 7th - to conduct an on-ground assessment following clashes between the army and opposition groups.

During their three day in Kajo Keji – the UNMISS team said they saw armed men in the area – some in uniform and others were dressed in civilian clothing.

As residents continue to flee, some seem to return to take with them what they have left behind that is important.

The police duty chief inspector also said “people are coming to take their food one by one some are fearing to come and those who cannot manage to go to refugee are still here we are together with them and they are also requesting the government at list provide security for them.“

A majority of those who have recently fled to Uganda are women and children and they say their situation is difficult, and they say they have witnessed fighting, shooting, looting and even raping of women. They also say they have no water or food, and are sheltered under trees.

Those who have fled seem to be in the same predicament as those who remain. An appeal by the Duty Inspector of Police, is requesting for humanitarian assistance.

James Konyo noted people don’t have any food and they need the UN assistance.

For now, as ‘Kajo-Keji’ which means ‘calves in a kraal’ continues to empty out, the area which has been traditionally known for its abundance in cattle, goats and chicken, may continue to empty out due to the continued insecurity.
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