SOUTH SUDAN / WAU HUMAN RIGHTS

19-Apr-2017 00:02:24
The Director of the Human Rights Division of the United Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Eugene Nindorera, is on a three-day trip to Wau to assess the current situation in the area, visiting neighbourhoods that have been deserted because they were directly affected by the fighting and ethnic targeted killings. UNMISS
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / WAU HUMAN RIGHTS
TRT: 02:24
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 19 APRIL 2017, WAU, SOUTH SUDAN
SHOTLIST
1. Wide shot, shot, roadside in Wau Town
2. Wide shot, Wau urban area
3. Wide shot, deserted street in Baggari
4. Med shot, deserted home
5. Wide shot, UNMISS POC Community leaders meeting with UNMISS HRD
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Eugene Nindorera, Director, Human Rights Division, United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“We went to the Hospital to see some of the victims and of course it is difficult to hear their stories and especially when we have to think about how it has to be addressed because it’s about accountability and in the context of South Sudan we know that the impunity is one of the big challenges in this country.”
7. Med shot, Side, UNMISS HRD listening intently to UNMISS POC Community Leaders
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Eugene Nindorera, Director, Human Rights Division, United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“What we have seen especially in Wau where Aid workers were killed. This is not going to happen because basically they are here to support people who are in need and it’s not really acceptable to see that they can be killed like they were killed in Wau. So there are a lot of issues. The issue for me is how do we prioritize some of the solutions. First of all for me is really to look at the ceasefire and make sure that the people are really willing to implement and try come back to the Peace Agreement.”
9. Med shot, UNMISS Human Rights Director (HRD) viewing deserted area
10. Med shot, deserted home gate with welcome sign
11. Close up, deserted home gate lock
12. Wide shot, UN vehicles driving through village
13. Wide shot, looted home front gate
14. Wide shot, Human Rights team walking towards looted home’s gate
15. Med shot, HRD viewing inside looted home
16. Wide shot, urban area in Wau
17. Wide shot, Loyola Secondary School (LSS) sign with UN cars in the background
18. Wide shot, students from Loyola Secondary school in line
19. Various shots, LSS Principal sitting at table with UNMISS HRD
20. Wide shot, UNMISS HRD entering Nazareth Church POC site
21. Various shots, UNMISS HRD sitting with Wau resident
24. Med shot, UNMISS HRD greeting Priest at St Joseph’s POC site
STORYLINE
The Director of the Human Rights Division of the United Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Eugene Nindorera, is on a three-day trip to Wau to assess the current situation in the area.

Nindorera spent the day today (19 Apr) visiting neighbourhoods that have been deserted because they were directly affected by the fighting and ethnic targeted killings. He also visited the hospital and the various Protection of Civilians Sites (POC’s) that have sprung up in an effort to protect an already fragile population.

The Director said that the people in the POC’s are very desperate because of how their houses were looted and their rights violated.

SOUNDBITE (English) Eugene Nindorera, Director, Human Rights Division, United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“We went to the Hospital to see some of the victims and of course it is difficult to hear their stories and especially when we have to think about how it has to be addressed because it’s about accountability and in the context of South Sudan we know that the impunity is one of the big challenges in this country.”

The UNMISS Director said that he is taking note of everything that he has heard today and plans to bring all the issues up when he meets with the Government and Armed Forces officials tomorrow. The Director went on to say that the killing of Aid workers must stop.

SOUNDBITE (English) Eugene Nindorera, Director, Human Rights Division, United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“What we have seen especially in Wau where Aid workers were killed. This is not going to happen because basically they are here to support people who are in need and it’s not really acceptable to see that they can be killed like they were killed in Wau. So there are a lot of issues. The issue for me is how do we prioritize some of the solutions. First of all for me is really to look at the ceasefire and make sure that the people are really willing to implement and try come back to the Peace Agreement.”

Three World Food Programme (WFP) contractors were killed in Wau on Monday in renewed fighting in the town over the weekend. The fighting prompted residents of the town to flee their homes and run to the nearest safe haven for shelter.

The United Nations POC site in Wau, saw and influx of over 17,000 new arrivals. These new arrivals brought the number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP’s) being sheltered in the already overcrowded site to 41,000.
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