SOUTH SUDAN / DISPLACED PERSONS WORKSHOP

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The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) concluded a workshop in Juba to listen concerns from displaced persons in order to better provide assistance to the community. UNMISS

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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / DISPLACED PERSONS
TRT: 3:38
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGES: ENGLISH / NAT

DATELINE: 22 APRIL 2021, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

SHOTLIST:

1. Wide shot. Delegates in the hall
2. Wide shot. Members of delegates sitting in the hall
3. Med shot, Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (RRC) listening
4. Close up, RRC members listening
5. Close up, RRC members writing
6.SOUNDBITE (English) Felix Laku, Chairperson Relief and Rehabilitation Commission Central Equatoria:
“The most important thing is that we really need peace to come, proper peace to come so that everybody goes [back] to their places of origin. The government wants to see that the Revitalized Peace Agreement is completely implemented so that we don’t continue to keep our people in the IDP camps here. This is our mandate and we feel that peace should be fully implemented so that our people go back to their villages.”
7. Wide shot, members of the delegation in the hall
8. Med shot, UNMISS staff presenting
9. Med shot, RRC staff listening
10. Close up, delegates listening
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Rebecca Ajal Kon, Displaced Women’s Leader, Juba IDP Camp:
“I am not guaranteed about the peace people are talking about. So, I choose to continue staying in the IDP camp. Although UNMISS has handed us over to the government, I choose to still be in the IDP camp and follow the process of the peace agreement until there is true durable peace but, currently, I am not sure about that.”
12. Wide shot, listening to presentation
13. Med shot, South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS)
14. Close up, SSNPS member listening.
15. SOUNDBITE (English) Cpt. Madhong Kuc, South Sudan National Police Services:
“Since last year when we got this information and I received the notes from UNPOL, we have been working together. As per now, we have two offices in my area. We have one near the Yei checkpost and one where I work, in my area. We are co-locating [SSNPS and UNPOL] and co-patrolling. Every day we patrol [the IDP camp] together with UNPOL, we do things together with UNPOL, but I am [now] the lead from the South Sudanese police.”
16. Wide shot, members of the delegation listening to presentation
17. Med shot, UNMISS staff presenting
18. Med shot, delegates listening
19. Close up, UNMISS staff sitting
20. SOUNDBITE (English) Numa Shams, Relief, Reintegration & Protection, UNMISS:
“The mission will continue to support the South Sudan National Police Services through co-locations, through training and capacity building. RRP and humanitarian partners will continuously engage with RRC [Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission] to provide them support and capacity building so that they can take over the full responsibility. We are confident that through our support they will be able to take over the full responsibility.”
21. Close up, women listening
22. Med shot, delegates writing

STORYLINE:

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) concluded a workshop in Juba to provide assistance for displaced persons.

The Protection of Civilians site in Juba was re-designated into a conventional camp for internally displaced persons last year.

The UNMISS workshop provided a platform for displaced persons to express concerns and to build confidence between the community and the Mission. UNMISS reaffirmed its commitment to put people’s safety and security as priority. The workshop brought together members of the displaced community, national police representatives and the South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission.

SOUNDBITE (English) Felix Laku, Chairperson Relief and Rehabilitation Commission Central Equatoria:
“The most important thing is that we really need peace to come, proper peace to come so that everybody goes [back] to their places of origin. The government wants to see that the Revitalized Peace Agreement is completely implemented so that we don’t continue to keep our people in the IDP camps here. This is our mandate and we feel that peace should be fully implemented so that our people go back to their villages.”

Discussions took place during the event, with some displaced leaders expressing misgivings and anxiety about whether the time was right for them to voluntarily return to their places of origin.

SOUNDBITE (English) Rebecca Ajal Kon, Displaced Women’s Leader, Juba IDP Camp:
“I am not guaranteed about the peace people are talking about. So, I choose to continue staying in the IDP camp. Although UNMISS has handed us over to the government, I choose to still be in the IDP camp and follow the process of the peace agreement until there is true durable peace but, currently, I am not sure about that.”

Such sentiments were addressed by representatives from UNMISS as well as the South Sudan National Police Services who assured IDP representatives of their joint commitment to the safety, security and eventual voluntary return of all displaced people residing in the camp.

SOUNDBITE (English) Cpt. Madhong Kuc, South Sudan National Police Services:
“Since last year when we got this information and I received the notes from UNPOL, we have been working together. As per now, we have two offices in my area. We have one near the Yei checkpost and one where I work, in my area. We are co-locating [SSNPS and UNPOL] and co-patrolling. Every day we patrol [the IDP camp] together with UNPOL, we do things together with UNPOL, but I am [now] the lead from the South Sudanese police.”

For its part, UNMISS representatives further clarified that the mission continues to be actively engaged in building durable peace across South Sudan and protecting innocent civilians, highlighting that it is constantly collaborating with national partners to build their capacity.

SOUNDBITE (English) Numa Shams, Relief, Reintegration & Protection, UNMISS:
“The mission will continue to support the South Sudan National Police Services through co-locations, through training and capacity building. RRP and humanitarian partners will continuously engage with RRC [Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission] to provide them support and capacity building so that they can take over the full responsibility. We are confident that through our support they will be able to take over the full responsibility.”

The event, held at the Yam Hotel, also included a protection training module for national partners.
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