SOUTH SUDAN / VETERINARY CLINIC

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Livestock-rearing communities and local authorities in Melut county, Upper Nile state, South Sudan, have a reason to be joyous, as the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) recently handed over a new veterinary clinic here. UNMISS


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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN/ UNMISS HANDS OVER A VETERINARY CLINIC TO STATE GOVERNMENT IN MELUT, UPPER NILE
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SOURCE: UNMISS
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DATELINE: 16 FEBRUARY 2022, MELUT, SOUTH SUDAN

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16 FEBRUARY 2022, MELUT, SOUTH SUDAN

1. Aerial shot, Metlut town
2. Various shots, warm reception of government and UN staff
3. Wide shot, cutting of the ribbon and the official opening of the new clinic
4. Wide shot, the new veterinary clinic facility
5. Wide shot, the animal’s treatment bay
6. SOUNDBITE [Arabic] Deng Joh Angok, County Commissioner, Melut:
“Truly, we are badly in need of this veterinary clinic because we received complaints from the community veterinary health department since we didn’t have one before. We thank you, [UNMISS and we appreciate your effort. Today, we as county authorities have officially received this facility.”
6. Pan right function venue
7. Wide shot, local administrative officers
8. Close up, face
9. Wide shot, people seated
10. Med shot, commissioner, Governor and UNMISS head of field office
11. SOUNDBITE [Arabic] Bodhok Ayang Aney Kur, Governor, Upper Nile state, South Sudan:
“You are aware that there is a lot of floods at this particular moment and [because of] the floods, [there are] a lot of diseases that affect livestock; therefore, we need a center [clinic] like this so that the animals can be vaccinated.”
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12. Close up, face community leader
13. SOUNDBITE [Arabic] Bodhok Ayang Aney Kur, Governor, Upper Nile state, South Sudan:
“We thank our brothers in UNMISS who funded this facility. The remaining job is ours as a state [government]. I have sent the Minister [of Agriculture and Animal Health] to Juba last Saturday to purchase vaccines. Vaccinations will commence soon, and we expect the vaccinations of the animals will start with Melut.”
14. Wide shot, officials close of clinic
15. Close up, face
16. Med shot, officials
17. SOUNDBITE [English] Leda Limann, Head of Field Office, UNMISS Upper Nile:
“In line with our vision as UNMISS, to protect civilians and to bring durable peace, we hope this clinic will promote peaceful coexistence among the communities that are currently settled here in Melut and nearby villages, where livestock keeping communities can interact freely with each other during the treatment of their animals at the clinic.”
18. Wide shot, youth
19. Med shot, youth dancing
20. Wide shot, cultural folklore dance.


STORYLINE:

Livestock-rearing communities and local authorities in Melut county, Upper Nile state, South Sudan, have a reason to be joyous, as the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) recently handed over a new veterinary clinic here.

The aim, according to UNMISS, is to ensure people’s livelihoods are sustained and livestock get the proper treatment they need.

Deng Joh Angok, County Commissioner in Melut, said “Truly, we are badly in need of this veterinary clinic because we received complaints from the community veterinary health department since we didn’t have one before. We thank you, [UNMISS and we appreciate your effort. Today, we as county authorities have officially received this facility.”

The clinic was constructed under the UN Peacekeeping mission’s Quick Impact Projects program, which are small-scale, low-budget interventions addressing urgent public needs.

For the communities living in and around Melut, rearing animals is the primary means of making a living. The official handover ceremony took place on 16 February 2022 and the clinic is expected to boost overall animal health in the county.

Bodhok Ayang Aney Kur, Governor, Upper Nile state, South Sudan, said that the floods had caused lot of diseases that affect livestock.

Governor Ayang was appreciative of UNMISS and said that the state government has already started purchasing medicines and vaccinations so that the clinic can start operations swiftly.

Aysang said, “The remaining job is ours as a state [government]. I have sent the Minister [of Agriculture and Animal Health] to Juba last Saturday to purchase vaccines. Vaccinations will commence soon, and we expect the vaccinations of the animals will start with Melut.”

For her part, Leda Limann, the Head of the UNMISS Field Office in the state, urged local authorities in Melut to fully utilize the facility and use it as a means to spread peaceful coexistence among residents

Limann said, “In line with our vision as UNMISS, to protect civilians and to bring durable peace, we hope this clinic will promote peaceful coexistence among the communities that are currently settled here in Melut and nearby villages, where livestock keeping communities can interact freely with each other during the treatment of their animals at the clinic.”

The opening ceremony was a colorful and meaningful event bringing together the UNMISS and government officials, traditional leaders, women, children and youth.
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