SOMALIA / FLOODS

09-Jun-2014 00:02:53
Heavy rain has flooded the makeshift camp in Kismayo, a port city 528 km southwest of the Somali capital Mogadishu sheltering some 350 families that fled the violence. Three children have died in the floods. AMISOM
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STORY: SOMALIA / FLOODS
TRT: 2:53
SOURCE: AMISOM
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: SOMALI /NATS
DATELINE: 5 JUNE 2014, KISMAYU, SOMALIA
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1. Wide shot, people standing in water at IDP camp
2. Wide shot, Stranded children at the camp
3. Wide shot, Somali woman with her child walking in the water
4. Wide shot, Homes submerged by water
5. Wide shot, Structures waterlogged
6. Med shot, man taking out utensils from his flooded house
7. Close up, young boy
8. SOUNDBITE (Somali), Shankaron Sidi, Mother of 4
“We sleep in the water. I have 4 children and we have spent 8 consecutive nights in the water. We are homeless day and night. We don’t know what to do, so if you can do something for us, please do it.”
9. Med shot, children in water
10. Wide shot, Somali women and a child walking through flood water
11. SOUNDBITE (Somali), Abdurahman Osman Abdi, teenager:
“Heavy floods took us by surprise. We don’t have shelter, school or Qoranic School. We are starving, in the night we stay in the water and we do not have a place to sleep. We are suffering a lot and ask all brothers in the Moslem world to offer us help.”
12. Wide shot, pregnant woman walking through the floods
13. Close up, children in front of their home
14. Close up shot, grave of a child killed by floods
15. SOUNDBITE (Somali), Nur Omar, Juba administration official
“The floods which flashed in last Monday killed this child and the second rains have come while we are still in this camp. Too many children are dying; they don’t have medicine and no shelter. The Jubba Administration has sent us some food through the businessmen.”
16. Wide shot, AMISOM soldiers at the flooded IDPs
17. Wide shot, women and children outside their flooded houses
STORYLINE
For eight days in a row, the women and children displaced by fighting in southwest Somalia have been wading through water that flooded the IDP camp Tawakal.

Heavy rain has flooded the makeshift camp in Kismayo, a port city 528 km southwest of the Somali capital Mogadishu that sheltered some 350 families that fled the violence.

Three children have died in the floods.

Shankaron Sidi, a mother of four says she has been overwhelmed by the effects of the floods, having to sustain her family, which has endured the floods for over a week.

SOUNDBITE (Somali), Shankaron Sidi, Mother of 4:
“We sleep in the water. I have 4 children and we have spent 8 consecutive nights in the water. We are homeless day and night. We don’t know what to do, so if you can do something for us, please do it,” she appeals.

Schools have been suspended as well as all other activities in the camp.

SOUNDBITE (Somali), Abdurahman Osman Abdi, teenager:
“Heavy floods took us by surprise. We don’t have shelter, school or Qoranic school. We are starving. In the night, we stay in the water and we do not have a place to sleep. We are suffering a lot and ask all brothers in the Moslem world to offer us help,”

Nur Omar, a senior Juba administration official says some food has been sent to assist the displaced persons though much more effort is needed.

SOUNDBITE (Somali), Nur Omar, Juba administration official:
“Too many children are dying; they don’t have medicine and no shelter. The president of Jubba Administration has sent us some food through the businessmen.”

Although Kismayo city is relatively peaceful since Somali security forces and AMISOM captured it from al-Shabaab in September 2012, the population is greatly dependant on humanitarian aid for survival.
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