SOUTH SUDAN / BOR FLOODS

21-May-2018 00:02:22
The rainy season onset in South Sudan wreaked havoc on the lives of the most vulnerable who are already living in difficult conditions after fleeing ongoing violence and finding shelter in the Protection of the Civilians (POC) site in Bor, South Sudan. UNMISS
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / BOR FLOODS
TRT: 02:22
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH /NATS

DATELINE: 21 MAY 2018, BOR, SOUTH SUDAN
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1. Wide shot, kids playing in flood water in POC
2. Med shot, kids playing in flood water in POC
3. Med shot, kids digging up dirt and putting it in pots
4. Wide shot, kids loading pots onto their heads
5. Wide shot, kids carrying dirt through flood waters in POC
6. SOUNDBITE (English) John Maliah Bor Protection Site Camp Leader:
“The ones who have been displaced by the floods, they are going to the community shelters. Most of them are vulnerables. They are women who have just given birth, like two weeks ago, one day, and five days ago. This is the problem that is affecting us.”
7. Wide shot, flood river in BOR POC with boy in shelter on the other side
8. Close up, young boy in shelter in POC
9. Wide shot, Korean Engineers in POC preparing to pump out water
10. Wide shot, Korean Engineer walking around pump truck
11. Med shot, Korean Engineers running to adjust water hose
12. Wide shot, Schein speaking with UNMISS Engineers
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Deborah Schein, Head of Bor Field Office, UNMISS:
“This is a natural disaster. We are very concerned about the health and safety of the population. We are very concerned about the possibility of water-borne diseases and those types of diseases spreading so where we can support the people, we will support them.”
14. Wide shot, Bor flooded area
15. Close up, pig eating in flooded area
16. SOUNDBITE (English) Atong Kuol Manyang, Minister of Communication and Information, South Sudan:
“When it floods, it becomes more devastating, especially the economy, the social and environmental consequences that come with it. Our land is an agricultural state, we rely on agriculture and, if it floods, before the farmers cultivate then it means there is no food for us.”
17.Various shots, floods
STORYLINE
The rainy season onset in South Sudan wreaked havoc on the lives of the most vulnerable who are already living in difficult conditions after fleeing ongoing violence and finding shelter in the Protection of the Civilians (POC) site in Bor, South Sudan.

More than 2,000 internally displaced people living at this site have had their homes devastated by heavy rains. Paths are almost impassable and many makeshift canvas shelters are submerged in water.

SOUNDBITE (English) John Maliah Bor Protection Site Camp Leader:
“The ones who have been displaced by the floods, they are going to the community shelters. Most of them are vulnerables. They are women who have just given birth, like two weeks ago, one day, and five days ago. This is the problem that is affecting us.”

Korean peacekeeping engineers are providing urgent relief by pumping the water out of the housing area within the site. They are also assisting people in the town itself whose homes and shops have been damaged by the heavy rains.

SOUNDBITE (English) Deborah Schein, Head of Bor Field Office, UNMISS:
“This is a natural disaster. We are very concerned about the health and safety of the population. We are very concerned about the possibility of water-borne diseases and those types of diseases spreading so where we can support the people, we will support them.”

The consequences of the rain are not only health-related but also have a wider impact on the community and the ability of families to support themselves.

SOUNDBITE (English) Atong Kuol Manyang, Minister of Communication and Information, South Sudan:
“When it floods, it becomes more devastating, especially the economy, the social and environmental consequences that come with it. Our land is an agricultural state, we rely on agriculture and, if it floods, before the farmers cultivate then it means there is no food for us.”

With the rainy season only just starting, more floods are expected, adding to the suffering of the people of South Sudan who have already been uprooted from their homes and torn apart from their families after five years of conflict.
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