SOUTH SUDAN / CLEAN WATER SHORTAGE

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Humanitarian agencies are intensifying their efforts to provide clean drinking water to civilians fleeing fierce fighting in the Upper Nile region of South Sudan as the threat of a cholera outbreak looms. UNMISS
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / CLEAN WATER SHORTAGE
TRT: 2:19
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGES: ENGLISH /ARABIC /NATS

DATELINE: 19 MAY 2017 ABUROC, SOUTH SUDAN

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1. Wide shot, people collecting water from muddy site
2. Wide shot, people pamping water from a pump in a muddy site
3. Various shots, people at a well
4. Wide shot, children with cattle
5. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Martha Peter, Internally Displaced Person:
“Here we drink the water in the streams and, whenever we use this water for bathing, it causes rashes on our skins, like my skin now has a rash. But what can we do? Nobody is able to stay here. We go to Sudan because, in Sudan, the humanitarian situation is good.”
6. Wide shot, IDP camp
7. Wide shot, hospital tent with patients
8. Close up, IV line in hand
9. Various shots, patients in beds
10. Wide shot, Owusu and delegation outside
11. Med shot, Owusu with humanitarian workers
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Eugene Owusu, Humanitarian Coordinator and Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for South Sudan:
“This needless conflict is creating untold human suffering and all that we are doing as humanitarians and even as UNMISS is dealing with the consequences of a problem. The fundamental problem is conflict. We need to fix the politics and we need to stop this needless fighting. The guns have to stay silent to give the South Sudanese the opportunity to live in peace and prosperity and also to live a life of dignity.”
13. Various shots, newly arrived displaced
14. Various shots, peacekeepers in their armed vehicles around the camp

STORYLINE:

Humanitarian agencies are intensifying their efforts to provide clean drinking water to civilians fleeing fierce fighting in the Upper Nile region of South Sudan as the threat of a cholera outbreak looms.

Thousands of civilians are sheltering in Aburoc from violent clashes between Government and Opposition forces. Humanitarian organizations were forced to withdraw from the area last month when fresh fighting erupted.

The recent deployment of peacekeepers by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has enabled humanitarian workers to return and resume their aid efforts.

Many displaced people have already left the area, travelling north to refugee sites in Sudan although some 16,000 remain. They are in desperate need of food, water, shelter and medical care.

The provision of clean water is a priority with the threat of an outbreak of diarrhea and cholera increasing with the onset of the rainy season.

SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Martha Peter, Internally Displaced Person:
“Here we drink the water in the streams and, whenever we use this water for bathing, it causes rashes on our skins, like my skin now has a rash. But what can we do? Nobody is able to stay here. We go to Sudan because, in Sudan, the humanitarian situation is good.”

On a visit to Aburoc, UNMISS Humanitarian Coordinator and Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Eugene Owusu, said the peacekeeping presence had given humanitarian workers the confidence to resume operations and provided the local community with a sense of security.

However, he said UNMISS could not remain in the area indefinitely given the logistical problems that will be created by the onset of heavy rain.

SOUNDBITE (English) Eugene Owusu, Humanitarian Coordinator and Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for South Sudan:
“This needless conflict is creating untold human suffering and all that we are doing as humanitarians and even as UNMISS is dealing with the consequences of a problem. The fundamental problem is conflict. We need to fix the politics and we need to stop this needless fighting. The guns have to stay silent to give the South Sudanese the opportunity to live in peace and prosperity and also to live a life of dignity.”

About 17 aid agencies are providing life-saving assistance including food, water, sanitation and medical care as well as shelter.
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