UNHCR / SUDAN REFUGEES

25-Oct-2023 00:05:26
Families fleeing Sudan are arriving in remote parts of northern South Sudan where humanitarian agencies are struggling to provide emergency aid. UNHCR
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STORY: UNHCR / SUDAN REFUGEES
TRT: 05:26
SOURCE: UNHCR
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LANGUAGE: ARABIC / ENGLISH /NATS

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26 AUGUST 2023, RENK, SOUTH SUDAN

1. Various shots, Umjuma Achol Mut, South Sudanese Returnee, washing dishes
2. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Umjuma Achol Mut, South Sudanese Returnee:
“I never wanted to come back home to South Sudan because of the way we left in 2016. It's a terrible
memory that still comes to my mind. I was in Bentiu when war broke out. We had to walk 14 kilometres from Bentiu to Gambella to find safety. We later settled in Sudan.”
3. Med shot, Umjuma and her neighbours
4. Close up, Umjuma’s face
5. Wide shot, Umjuma entering shelter
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Umjuma Achol Mut, South Sudanese Returnee:
“We came through Madani and saw dead bodies on the road. Even on the other routes, we saw a lot of dead bodies.”
7. Wide shot, various of people walking in transit centre
8. Various shots, family seated outside shelter
9. Various shots, Jimmy Ogwang, Associate Field Officer, UNHCR talking to displaced families
10. Med shot, Jimmy walking in transit centre
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Jimmy Ogwang, Associate Field Officer, UNHCR:
“Our main role as UNHCR here is to manage the transit center to ensure that refugees and the returnees coming from South Sudan have access to clean water. They have access to food. They also have available sanitary facilities, including core relief items when they arrive.”
12. Close up, humanitarian workers talking to displaced man
13. Close up, displaced man’s face
14. Close up, humanitarian workers talking to displaced man
15. SOUNDBITE (English) Jimmy Ogwang, Associate Field Officer:
“The funding level has been low, has been small, that we could have all these items. So whatever little we are trying to prioritise, basically we are trying to target those who are more vulnerable to be supported first and then others.”

28 AUGUST 28 2023, RENK, SOUTH SUDAN

16. Wide shot, children seated on abandoned battle tank
17. Close up, boy holding tank gun
18. Med shot, displaced people carrying belongings
19. Various shots, displaced families boarding van
20. Wide shot, bus arriving at bay
21. Close up, displaced people disembarking
22. SOUNDBITE (English) Jimmy Ogwang, Associate Field Officer, UNHCR:
“For UNHCR we are taking all refugees to Maban where we have the refugee camps. For the South Sudanese returnees, we are working closely with other partners like IOM to make sure they transfer them to their places of origin.”
23. Various shots, South Sudanese returnees sailing off on barge
24. Wide shot, women moving suitcases to shelter
25. Various shots, men covering shelter from rain
26. Med shot, women and children running to shelter from rain

27 AUGUST 2023, RENK, SOUTH SUDAN

27. Close up, reflection of displaced women in paddle
28. Wide shot, displaced people walking through muddy ground

28 AUGUST 2023, RENK, SOUTH SUDAN

29. SOUNDBITE (English) Jimmy Ogwang, Associate Field Officer, UNHCR:
“With the rain coming in now we are having challenges, two main challenges. One, the road especially for refugees will be affected because it will not be possible. This place floods when it’s raining so more likely people are going to stay longer here, when people stay longer here then there is going to be overcrowding.”

26 AUGUST 2023, RENK, SOUTH SUDAN

30. Med shot, Umjuma and children in shelter
31. 32. Close up, fire lighting
32. Close up, Umjuma’s face
33. Close up, Umjuma’s daughter
34. SOUNDBITE (English) Umjuma Achol Mut, South Sudanese Returnee:
“I don't have a home to go to. I left the country a long time ago. I plan to go to a refugee camp, like Gambella, or even to Kakuma, a place where my children can access education.”
STORYLINE
Families fleeing Sudan are arriving in remote parts of northern South Sudan where humanitarian agencies are struggling to provide emergency aid.

Umjuma Achol Mut, 29, fled her home in Bentiu, South Sudan, in 2016 following brutal violence that left her traumatised. She first fled to a refugee camp in Ethiopia’s Gambella region and later moved to Sudan where she hoped to rebuild her life. But when conflict broke out in Sudan in April, she escaped with her family across the border to South Sudan.

More people are fleeing violence in Sudan and crossing into neighbouring South Sudan at the Joda border point in Upper Nile State.

The rainy season and a lack of donor funding have hampered efforts to help people move away from the border, worsening the humanitarian situation at the increasingly overcrowded transit centre in the border town of Renk.

Since the start of the conflict in Sudan in April, about 6 million people have been forced to flee their homes in six months. With no end to the violence in sight, many people seeking safety continue to arrive in neighbouring countries including the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia and South Sudan. Others have self-relocated within Sudan.

The influx of South Sudanese returnees and refugees from Sudan is putting pressure on the limited resources of a country recovering from a protracted civil war and the devastating impacts of climate change.

Lack of funding, poor access, and inadequate infrastructure are also making it extremely challenging for aid agencies to respond to the emergency.

UNHCR teams, with partners, are at border crossing points in South Sudan to monitor and help new arrivals – mainly South Sudanese refugees who are returning. With partners, we have established transit centres where new arrivals are given food, water and accommodation in communal shelters while we work to facilitate their onward transportation to their home areas or other preferred destinations. UNHCR is also helping families establish contact with their relatives inside South Sudan so they can be reunited.

Umjuma plans to make her way back to Gambella, where she hopes her children will also be able to go back to school and continue learning as the family rebuilds.
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