SOUTH SUDAN / STABILITY AND RECONCILIATION

12-Jul-2018 00:02:43
The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is working closely with local authorities, religious leaders and community groups to keep people safe, build confidence and trust and to support development. UNMISS
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / STABILITY AND RECONCILIATION
TRT: 02:43
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 11 JULY 2018, YAMBIO, SOUTH SUDAN
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1. Wide shot, Yambio Ministers Assembly room
2. Med shot, UNMISS SRSG and Gbudwe State Governor
3. Med shot, UNMISS staffer taking notes while SRSG and Governor in foreground
4. Med shot, UNMISS SRSG
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Daniel Badagbu, Gbudwe Governor:
“It has really bad impact on the people. But, as a government, we are pushing to create confidence in our people, to create an enabling environment for them and that’s why we have seen as a government that fighting using guns in Gbudwe state is not important for us. What is important for us is to fight using economic tools that’s why we are trying to engage to make sure that our people are empowered economically, our women, our youth, and access is done for people, people are boosting agriculture to create full security, especially the trust we want to restore the trust in our people.”
6. Wide shot, vendors in Yambio town market
7. Close up, woman making pastry
8. Wide shot, woman riding a motorcycle
9. Wide shot, Yambio town
10. SOUNDBITE (English) David Shearer, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“The problem is the insecurity. We need to be building resilience among the people there so they’re not dependent on humanitarian aid. But that resilience needs to go hand in hand with stability, which we can help provide through our peacekeepers. But also reconciliation so the various groups that might be fighting amongst each other reconcile. Those three things resilience, stability and reconciliation go together.”
11. Wide shot, Ethiopian Peacekeepers assembling a prefab building
12. Med shot, Ethiopian Peacekeeper on ladder working
13. Med shot, assembled prefab building
14. SOUNDBITE (English) David Shearer, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“First of all, a lot of the work we are doing on resilience is about supporting vocational training centers, for example, for young boys who have been demobilized so that they have got productive things to do. But also there are a number of the groups that need to be brought together. We need them to reconcile. That’s something we do a lot of across South Sudan – often not seen, but it works. And thirdly, we are reinforcing our peacekeeping presence in Yambio, doubling the size of it so we can do more patrolling and get out to those areas to provide security.”
15. Wide shot, Yambio market aisle
16. Wide shot, women walking through Yambio market
STORYLINE
The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is working closely with local authorities, religious leaders and community groups to keep people safe, build confidence and trust and to support development.

Business is booming in the town of Yambio. The markets are bustling with families buying vegetables and fruit. Bodabodas are busy transporting people across town as they carry out their daily chores.

Thanks to an 18-month long grassroots peace campaign, the security situation in Yambio has improved significantly.

However, in the region outside the town in the Western Equatorias, there has been a surge in violence due to infighting between splintered opposition forces as well as conflict with government troops.

Sixty thousand people are now estimated to be displaced.

SOUNDBITE (English) Daniel Badagbu, Gbudwe Governor:
“As a government, we are pushing to create confidence in our people, to create an enabling environment for them. That’s why we have seen, as a government, that fighting using guns in Gbudwe state is not important for us. What is important for us is to fight using economic tools. That’s why we are trying to engage to make sure that our people are empowered economically, our women, our youth, and access is done for people, people are boosting agriculture to create full security, especially the trust we want to restore the trust in our people.

The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is working closely with local authorities, religious leaders and community groups to keep people safe, build confidence and trust and to support development.

SOUNDBITE (English) David Shearer, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“The problem is the insecurity. We need to be building resilience among the people there so they’re not dependent on humanitarian aid. But that resilience needs to go hand in hand with stability, which we can help provide through our peacekeepers. But also reconciliation so the various groups that might be fighting amongst each other reconcile. Those three things resilience, stability and reconciliation go together.”

The UN Mission is doubling its troops in Yambio to more than 300 to help provide a protective presence so that communities in conflict can heal and build peace together.

The wider UN family, including humanitarian partners, have also committed to a new recovery and resilience project in the area.

SOUNDBITE (English) David Shearer, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“First of all, a lot of the work we are doing on resilience is about supporting vocational training centers, for example, for young boys who have been demobilized so that they have got productive things to do. But also there are a number of the groups that need to be brought together. We need them to reconcile. That’s something we do a lot of across South Sudan – often not seen, but it works. And thirdly, we are reinforcing our peacekeeping presence in Yambio, doubling the size of it so we can do more patrolling and get out to those areas to provide security.”

The project includes re-establishing basic services, so children can go to school and have access to healthcare and decent sanitation. Support will also be given to train women and young people and provide the tools and access to land that they need to support themselves and build a peaceful and prosperous future.
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