SOUTH SUDAN / WORLD REFUGEE DAY

22-Jun-2015 00:03:02
Some 14,000 refugees have arrived in South Sudan in the last six months, despite ongoing conflict in the country. Refugees and the  UN Refugee agency  (UNHCR) there marked world refugee day Saturday.  UNMISS
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / WORLD REFUGEE DAY
TRT: 3: 02
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ARABIC / ENGLISH / NATS

DATE: 20- JUNE, 2015, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN
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20 JUNE, 2015, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

1. Wide shot, hall for the world refugees day celebrations in Juba-South Sudan
2. Wide shot, a refugee sign
3. Med shot, religious leaders
4. SOUNDBITE (English):Agit Fernando, the Acting UNHCR Representative
“In the past six months nearly 14,000 Sudanese from the war-torn Nuba mountains region have come and become refugees in South Sudan. Conflict and human rights abuses forced many of the ordinary people from different nationalities, from countries such as Ethiopia, Republic of Congo, Central Africa to name but the few. Again nearly sixty percent of refugees who are arriving here remain to be women - that is more than half. Another 1.5 million South Sudanese have become internally displaced since 2013. These people rely on us for their survival and hope, and we should meet their aspirations.”
5. Med shot, refugees seated
6. Wide shot, people seated
7. SOUNDBITE (English): Pieng Deng Kuol, South Sudan Inspector General of Police.
“By hosting these refugees here, with all the difficulties we are in - but we have to implement our commitment to the international norms and international tasks”.
8. Close up, face
9. Close up, women
10. SOUNDBITE (English): Masahiko Kiya , Ambassador of Japan to South Sudan
“Early this year Japan extended support to UNHCR, the people in South Sudan and the refugees, in the neighboring countries of about 23 million US dollars.”
11. Wide shot, refugees celebrating
12. Med shot, greeting each other
13. SOUNDBITE (Arabic): Mohamad Abdalla, a Nuba refugee
“By God’s will our struggle shall not be in vain and I hope that by next year like this time at the next international refugee day, we shall celebrate it when we are back home and I hope for the unity of Sudan. And I want to extend my message to our relatives in Maban, Yida and Ajuang refugee camps - I wish for them patience, anything little you get endure with it until our land gets peace.”
14. Wide shot, Nuba refugee dancers
15. Wide shot, Nuba refugees celebrating in theatre
16. Wide shot, Nuba refugees dance
STORYLINE
South Sudan has more than a quarter of a million refugees, mostly from South Kordofan and Blue Nile in Sudan, and 1.5 million internally displaced.
According to a UNHCR official the last six months saw South Sudan open its doors to more refugees. Under the theme ‘Refugees are ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances’, a UNHCR official, Agit Fernando, speaking at a day that commemorates refugees, highlighted the plight of refugees to South Sudan.

SOUNDBITE (English): Agit Fernando, the Acting UNHCR Representative
“In the past six months nearly 14,000 Sudanese from the war-torn Nuba mountains region have come and become refugees in South Sudan. Conflict and human rights abuses forced many of the ordinary people from different nationalities, from countries such as Ethiopia, Republic of Congo, Central Africa to name but the few. Again nearly sixty percent of refugees who are arriving here remain with women - that is more than half. Another 1.5 million South Sudanese have become internally displaced since 2013. These people rely on us for their survival and hope, and we should meet their aspirations.”
World refugee day is marked worldwide to honor the courage and commemorates the strength and resilience of the more than 50 million people around the world forced to flee their homes due to war or human rights abuses.

SOUNDBITE (English): Pieng Deng Kuol, South Sudan Inspector General of Police.
“By hosting these refugees here, with all the difficulties we are in - but we have to implement our commitment to the international norms and international tasks”.
In South Sudan, Government officials, UNHCR South Sudan, members of the general public and refugee populations, celebrated the day with song and dance."

SOUNDBITE (Arabic): Mohamad Abdalla, a Nuba refugee
“By God’s will our struggle shall not be in vain and I hope that by next year like this time at the next international refugee day, we shall celebrate it when we are back home and I hope for the unity of Sudan. And I want to extend my message to our relatives in Maban, Yida and Ajuang refugee camps - I wish for them patience, anything little you get endure with it until our land gets peace.”

When South Sudan’s conflict broke out in mid-December 2013, fears were high that the conflict would affect refugee settlements in the north, which are mainly located in Unity and Upper Nile States. The refugee camps there have been under the control of the government, with assurances from the government that more police will be deployed. Other refugee camps are located in Western Equatoria and Central Equatoria.
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