SOUTH SUDAN / MAIWUT FLOODING

23-Aug-2013 00:02:45
More than 18,000 people have been affected by the recent floods that covered the Maiwut County in South Sudan. (UNMISS)

 
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / MAIWUT FLOODING
TRT: 2.45
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH/ ARABIC/ NATS

DATELINE: 22 AUGUST 2013, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN
SHOTLIST
1. Wide shot, aerial view of County
2. Wide shot, UN staff disembarking Helicopter
3. Wide shot, displaced children
4. Wide shot, people walking
5. Wide shot, displaced persons gathering
6. Med shot, children
7. SOUNDBITE (Nuer) Nyanbit Tut, Displaced Woman:
“We came here because of water. Water destroyed our home this is why we came here to this dry place and we lost our properties any everything we have destroyed by water, we need food and shelter.”
8. Med shot, woman and children
9. Med shot, displaced families
10. Close up, women
11. Med shot, displaced families
12. Close up, displaced persons
13. Med shot, displaced families
14. Med shot, displaced family
15. SOUNDBITE (English) Gadeth Bol , Commissioner Maiwut County
“The situation have not changed, in fact it is keeping deteriorating almost on daily basis. You see this is what we have gone through for the next eleven days we are expecting more as this the beginning of the rainy season in Maiwut County. So the rain start earlier I mean this time we expect to continue we don’t know when it is going to stop.”
16. Wide shot, people walking through flooded area.
17. Med shot, flooded farm area
18. Close up, pumpkin in flooded area
19. Wide shot, flooded home area
20. Pan right, flooded home area with people walking through
21. Close up, flood waters
22. Med shot, flooded farm area
23. Pan right, flooded farm to Tukul
24. Wide shot, muddy Tukul area
25. Med shot, pumkins drying on bed
STORYLINE
More than 18,000 with over 1,000 households have been affected and others displaced from their homes by devastating floods that covered the Maiwut County, comprised of 13 Payam/ sub districts in Upper Nile State in recent days.

According to County authorities people are suffering and lacking essentials. Women and children have mostly been displaced due to flooded homes.

Many are still taking shelter at higher grounds and others remain in the open without any food or shelter and no proper medication as water born diseases increases with prevalence of increasing malaria cases where three have already lost their lives.

Authorities have urged the South Sudanese Government and Humanitarian Organizations to step in and provide assistance immediately to avoid an escalation of malnutrition and diseases.

The floods have bee the worst one in two decades and people fear more rains from across the neighboring Ethiopian highlands.

UN agencies led by OCHA and United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNIMSS) have already conducted a brief assessment mission in the area and explained that immediate assistance such as food, cover sheets and medicines etc., will be provided to the displaced people.
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