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SOUTH SUDAN / BOR SECURITY SITUATION

Worsening security situation in South Sudanese state of Jonglei has caused tens of thousands Sudanese civilians to seek a refuge in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Compound in Bor, regional capital. UNMISS
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / BOR SECURITY SITUATION
TRT: 3:01
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH/NATS

DATELINE: 21 DECEMBER, 2013, BOR, SOUTH SUDAN

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1. Close up, tilt down, UN Flag to crowd entering compound.
2. Wide shot, pan right, crowd outside camp.
3. Wide shot pan left, crowd outside compound to gate.
4. Wide shot, crowd walking in the camp.
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Major Kevin Finlay Walls UNMISS Military Staff Officer:
“The situation in Bor really over the last 24 hours has developed. There’s a considerable amount of tension and with that tension we see a buildup of people that have been dispersed from their towns and villages. So we’ve got a considerable amount of people we are mandated to protect and we are doing that to the best of our ability at the moment. Bor is a strategic location within South Sudan and therefore within this crisis both factions and the government forces are using it as a point that they want to dominate. So we see it not improving certainly over the next 24 hours but our forces remain in place. They remain ready to do what they have to do and primarily what they have to do is look after those civilians that are in the compound adjacent to ours.”
6. Med shot, pan right, UN tank moving.
7. Wide shot, two UN tanks rolling away.
8. Wide shot, locals and UN personnel in compound.
9. Med shot, UN troops keeping watch.
10. Wide shot, soldier searching parked vehicle.
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Major Kevin Finlay Walls UNMISS Military Staff Officer:
“The Compound is not under attack and in my honest opinion; I believe UNMISS and the UN are not and should never be the target. Unfortunately the people are seeking our protection and those within some of the compounds may well be so it does make the situation very tense.”
12. Wide shot, pan left, crowd outside compound gate.
13. Wide shot, pan right, crowd in IDP camp.
14. Med shot, pan right, crowd in IDP camp.
15. Close up, tilt down, children in camp.
16. Wide shot, Japanese troops building latrines.
17. Wide shot, Japanese troops building latrines.
18. Med shot, Japanese troops helping wounded man.
19. Wide shot, Japanese troops putting man in Ambulance.

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Storyline

Worsening security situation in South Sudanese state of Jonglei has caused tens of thousands Sudanese civilians to seek a refuge in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Compound in Bor, regional capital.

Bor is currently under control of the anti-government forces, but the regular army is trying to regain the control.

Officials have been trying to quell rising ethnic tensions but about 35,000 South Sudanese have sought refuge at U.N. compounds in Juba, Bor and Bentiu, since the fighting started.

Major Kevin Finlay Walls, UNMISS Military Staff Officer said that UNMISS is doing what it can to protect the civilians in Bor and elsewhere.

“The situation in Bor really over the last 24 hours has developed. There’s a considerable amount of tension and with that tension we see a buildup of people that have been dispersed from their towns and villages. So we’ve got a considerable amount of people we are mandated to protect and we are doing that to the best of our ability at the moment. Bor is a strategic location within South Sudan and therefore within this crisis both factions and the government forces are using it as a point that they want to dominate. So we see it not improving certainly over the next 24 hours but our forces remain in place. They remain ready to do what they have to do and primarily what they have to do is look after those civilians that are in the compound adjacent to ours.”

An unknown number of people have been killed in Bor. Houses have been burned and stores have been looted, forcing the citizens to flee for their lives. The UN Camp in Bor remains safe despite the surrounding fighting.

“The Compound is not under attack and in my honest opinion; I believe UNMISS and the UN are not and should never be the target. Unfortunately the people are seeking our protection and those within some of the compounds may well be so it does make the situation very tense.”-explained Major Walls

UNMISS staff are doing their best to handle the huge influx of people into the camp. They have been providing water, medical care and other basic assistance.

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