SOUTH SUDAN / WAU UPDATE

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The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said its protection of civilians site (POC) in Wau had been overwhelmed with new arrivals after registering 16,715 people in a single week who were fleeing violence in the area of Baggari. UNMISS
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / WAU UPDATE
TRT: 02:22
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 20 APRIL 2017, WAU, SOUTH SUDAN

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20 APRIL 2017, WAU, SOUTH SUDAN

1. Pan right, Wau protection of civilians site
2. Wide shot, women constructing a shelter
3. Med shot, women constructing a shelter with bamboo
4. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Aldo Jaboss Abwang, Wau protection of civilians site focal point, Relief, Reintegration and Protection Office, United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“Before the 10th (of April) incident we had about, actually 25,250 people. Then from the 10th up to the 17th we registered 16,715 within that one week. So the space was overwhelmed. The space is totally overwhelmed. It is total congestion and it is deplorable. The living conditions are deplorable.”
5. Wide shot, new arrivals building shelters on playing field of protection of civilians site
6. Med shot, woman digging a hole
7. Med shot, new arrivals building shelters
8. Med shot, woman holding bamboo
9. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Athanasio Peter Alfonse, team leader, International Organization for Migration (IOM):
“The water was budgeted for the population that are living in the POC, but with the recent problem that happened in the town a very big number of people had flocked into the POC. So, the current water system that we are using, it was not enough to cover all the population that arrived into POC. So, there is a need for us also to put more effort on supporting, putting effort, and providing more water for people who are arriving newly.”
10. Wide shot, women cueing at the water point
11. Close shots, water drizzling from the water nozzles
12. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Aldo Jaboss Abwang, Wau protection of civilians site focal point, Relief, Reintegration and Protection Office, United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“Yesterday we got the permission to do the expansion work. So any time from now we are going to start expansion to accommodate the new arrivals.”
13. Wide shots, UNMISS and IOM officials outside protection of civilians site

STORYLINE:

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said its protection of civilians site (POC) in Wau had been overwhelmed with new arrivals after registering 16,715 people in a single week who were fleeing violence in the area of Baggari.

UNMISS said the newly displaced abandoned their homes and possessions last Monday (10 April) as the sound of gunfire filled the air, with residents reporting armed men going door to door and killing people of a specific tribe. UNMISS’s focal point for the POC Aldo Jaboss Abwang said the site was already housing some 25,250 people before the influx of displaced people making the living conditions there “deplorable.”

UNMISS said resources at the POC had reached a breaking point as new arrivals have had to build makeshift shelters on the POC’s playing fields and along the roadside. The POC, which is adjacent to an UNMISS base, was designed to shelter only 20,000 and water supplies were being stretched thin. Athanasio Peter Alfonse of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said the water resources had been only budgeted for the people already at the site and the current water system was not enough.

Abwang said expansions to the site in order to accommodate the newly displaced would start “any time from now” which would include proper water and sanitation facilities. IOM plans on carrying out a fixing programme tomorrow by which they will conduct an official count of the new arrivals and register them in order to provide them with the proper support.
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