WFP / SOUTH SUDAN FLOODS

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The World Food Programme (WFP) said humanitarian conditions in South Sudan are rapidly deteriorating as the spectre of hunger looms over the country with conflict, torrential rain and flooding disrupting people’s access to food. WFP

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STORY: WFP / SOUTH SUDAN FLOODS
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SOURCE: WFP
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / DINKA / NATS

DATELINE: 17-25 SEPTEMBER 2020, BOR / JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

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17-18 SEPTEMBER 2020, BOR, SOUTH SUDAN

1. Wide shots, WFP “SHERP” all-terrain amphibious vehicle
2. Wide shot, children on boat
3. Close up, dead livestock
4. Wide shot, children standing in flood waters
5. Wide shot, children playing in flood waters
6. Wide shot, people walking Flooded Treatment Centre for malnourished children
7. Wide shot, people outside Flooded Treatment Centre for malnourished children
8. Med shot, people gathered to repair broken levy
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Matthew Hollingworth, South Sudan Country Director, World Food Programme (WFP):
“This water is going straight into the city and it’s displacing thousands of people. There is more than 50,000 people from this region just to stay in this town and seek shelter in this town.”
10. Med shot, man rowing

25 SEPTEMBER 2020, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

11. SOUNDBITE (English) Matthew Hollingworth, South Sudan Country Director, World Food Programme (WFP):
“WFP will have to support nearly 600,000 people this harvest season. We know we have the tools for the job and we know we have the people and the partners in the field. But we desperately need 58 million USD to provide immediately relief to communities but also importantly to set them back on their feet as soon as they are able to return home.”

18 SEPTEMBER 2020, BOR, SOUTH SUDAN

12. Wide shot, Pabial camp for Internally Displaced People
13. Wide shot, tents
14. Med shot, children sitting outside tent
15. Close up, child sleeping on ground
16. Close up, mother
17. SOUNDBITE (Dinka) Adol Kur Akuei, displaced mother of seven:
“In the village I come from, called Mathiang, the floods were devastating. They destroyed everything. They destroyed our houses, killed our cattle, our crops and our source of livelihood.”
18. Various shots, Adol laying out pots to dry
19. SOUNDBITE (Dinka) Adol Kur Akuei, displaced mother of seven:
“We have been here for almost a month, and we have not received any assistance. We are dying of hunger. We need food.”
20. Pan right, child walking holding plastic bottle

STORYLINE:

The World Food Programme (WFP) said humanitarian conditions in South Sudan are rapidly deteriorating as the spectre of hunger looms over the country with conflict, torrential rain and flooding disrupting people’s access to food.

Heavy rains have caused rivers to overflow levees flooding vast areas and settlements along the White Nile and killing livestock, a primary source of livelihood in Jonglei State. More than 700,000 people across South Sudan have been affected by flooding since June, especially in Jonglei and Unity States where the flooding is most severe. WFP said it provided food assistance to more than 500,000 people in flood-affected areas in July and August.

WFP said despite a peace agreement, violence is posing the greatest risk to food security. Families continue to be displaced, losing their homes, livelihoods and loved ones.

The Programme noted that most areas affected by conflict suffer from acute food insecurity. Since 2015, there has been at least 30 pockets of famine-like conditions related to fighting in Jonglei State, the Greater Pibor Administrative Area, as well as in Warrap and Lakes states.

WFP’s South Sudan Country Director Matthew Hollingworth said the Programme will have to support nearly 600,000 people this harvest season. He added, “We know we have the tools for the job and we know we have the people and the partners in the field. But we desperately need 58 million USD to provide immediately relief to communities but also importantly to set them back on their feet as soon as they are able to return home.”

WFP said the COVID-19 pandemic continues to undermine the already fragile humanitarian situation, adding that it was scaling up its support to meet the growing needs. The economic impact of COVID-19 has resulted in growing numbers of people requiring food assistance— as many as 1.6 million people not previously covered by WFP or any national assistance scheme.
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