SOUTH SUDAN / TAMBURA WOMEN

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09-Sep-2021 00:03:28
Some 30 kilometres from Tambura in South Sudan’s Western Equatorial State, patrolling UN peacekeepers saw the devastation caused by violent conflict in the area. Thousands of people who have been displaced are suffering, many of them are women and children. UNMISS

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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / TAMBURA WOMEN
TRT: 03:28
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGES: ARABIC / ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 09 SEPTEMBER 2021, TAMBURA, SOUTH SUDAN

SHOTLIST:

1. Various shots, displaced communities
2. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Mary Arkangelo, a displaced woman in Tambura:
“My whole house has burnt down. I am just here with my children. One of them was killed, and their father as well. I don’t have a proper tent and I have no food. I am sitting here helpless.”
3. Various shots, displaced communities
4. SOUNDBITE (English) an internally displaced person in Tambura:
“Poverty and killings are having a terrible impact. We are very vulnerable right now, because we have no access to medication and food. We are doing any kind of casual work we can find to survive.”
5. Various shot, UNMISS Gender Affairs Officer conducting interviews
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Margret Modong, UNMISS Gender Affairs Officer in Yambio:
“Reports from the leadership say that, of the people that have been killed in this conflict over the last three months, 70 percent are women and children. They are not just dying in crossfire, they are targeted. Women and kids have been slaughtered, pregnant ones have been cut open and their fetuses have been removed. Some have died inside their houses, which have been set on fire. So, women cannot access basic things like water without being escorted. I am calling for the leaders of the country and this state, other stakeholders and the international community, to demand that this senseless conflict stops so that women can go back to their normal lives and be protected from sexual gender-based violence, incidents which they cannot report in this current situation.”
7. Various shots, displaced communities

STORYLINE:

Some 30 kilometres from Tambura in South Sudan’s Western Equatorial State, patrolling UN peacekeepers saw the devastation caused by violent conflict in the area. Thousands of people who have been displaced are suffering, many of them are women and children.

There are numerous burnt down houses, a looted health clinic and dying animals.

SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Mary Arkangelo, a displaced woman in Tambura:
“My whole house has burnt down. I am just here with my children. One of them was killed, and their father as well. I don’t have a proper tent and I have no food. I am sitting here helpless.”

Most displaced persons in the Western Equatoria are currently living without knowing what tomorrow might or might not bring.

SOUNDBITE (English) An internally displaced person in Tambura:
“Poverty and killings are having a terrible impact. We are very vulnerable right now, because we have no access to medication and food. We are doing any kind of casual work we can find to survive.”

UN peacekeeping mission’s Gender Affairs Unit is concerned about the widespread suffering in and around Tambura.

SOUNDBITE (English) Margret Modong, UNMISS Gender Affairs Officer in Yambio:
“Reports from the leadership say that, of the people that have been killed in this conflict over the last three months, 70 percent are women and children. They are not just dying in crossfire, they are targeted. Women and kids have been slaughtered, pregnant ones have been cut open and their fetuses have been removed. Some have died inside their houses, which have been set on fire. So, women cannot access basic things like water without being escorted. I am calling for the leaders of the country and this state, other stakeholders and the international community, to demand that this senseless conflict stops so that women can go back to their normal lives and be protected from sexual gender-based violence, incidents which they cannot report in this current situation.”

The conflict in Tambura has forced more than 40,000 people to flee their homes. Some of them are sheltering nearby, others have made their way to neighbouring villages or travelled farther away.
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