SOUTH SUDAN / WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY

19-Aug-2019 00:01:53
A record number of people – 6.9 million, or more than 60 percent of South Sudan’s entire population – do not know where their next meal will come from, according to the World Food Organization (WFP) as the humanitarian community marks the World Humanitarian Day observed every year on 19 August. WFP
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY
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SOURCE: WFP
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH /NATS

DATELINE: 23-26 JULY 2019, VARIOUS LOCATIONS, SOUTH SUDAN
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25 JULY 2019, GONDOKORO, SOUTH SUDAN

1. Tracking shot, farmers walking in field
2. Various shots, farmers working in field

25 JULY 2019, LOLOGO, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

3. Tracking shot, porters carrying a sack
4. Med shot, porters placing a sack in warehouse

26 JULY 2019, BULUK, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

5. Various shots, training to, improve nutrition and hygiene practices

24 July 2019, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Rejoice Itana, Programme Assistant, WFP:
“I was a refuge in Kenya, in Kakuma and I benefitted from WFP service. Now I work with WFP South Sudan, I love to work with the community, I love to de-liver good quality service to the community. They deserve, they deserve safe-ty, they deserve integrity, they deserve dignity from me.“

23 JULY 2019, GANYIEL, UNITY STATE, SOUTH SUDAN

7. Aerial shot, fields
8. Wide shot, WFP helicopters landing
9. Wide shot, women waiting for food distribution
10. Wide shot, WFP amphibious vehicles SHERP moving
11. Various shots, people waiting for food distribution
STORYLINE
A record number of people – 6.9 million, or more than 60 percent of South Sudan’s entire population – do not know where their next meal will come from, according to the World Food Organization (WFP) as the humanitarian community marks the World Humanitarian Day observed every year on 19 August.

The food crisis in South Sudan stems from the ongoing conflict which started in 2013, poor harvests, the displacement of millions of people within and outside the country, economic crisis and years of people’s assets being depleted.

Despite a peace agreement signed in September 2018 and some improved access for humanitarian workers into difficult to reach areas, hunger continues to deepen and has now reached unprecedented levels in the country with more and more people struggling to survive.

This year, food insecurity has increased for various reasons including delayed rainfall, drought conditions over most of East Africa and the Horn and displacement. This is coupled with economic stagnation due to the longer-term effects of the conflict.

Assessments carried out by humanitarians in June this year, showed that as many as 21,000 people -- particularly in the worst-hit areas of Jonglei, Lakes and Upper Nile regions -- face famine-like conditions. Without immediate food assistance, their situation is expected to deteriorate further.

The World Food Programme (WFP) is ramping up its response to reach up to 5.1 million people this year with urgent humanitarian support. All indications are that greater numbers of people will need life-saving humanitarian assistance in 2019 to avert a worsening situation.

The United Nations General Assembly designated 19 August as World Humanitari-an Day to mark the date in 2003 when 22 people died in the bombing of the United Nations Headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq. It aims to honour aid workers, and to re-mind the nations of the world of their obligations to protect those who have devoted their lives to providing aid for others.
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