EU support to Sudan, 2011

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End production: 06/07/2011
The EU Foreign Affairs Ministers have allocated 200 million euro to South Sudan. This follows the proposal of the European Commission. These funds will support the implementation of the Government of South Sudan's forthcoming "2011-13 Development Plan". They could be used for projects related to education, health, agriculture, food security and democratic governance. South Sudan will formally declare its independence on 9 July 2011, as a result of the referendum held in January 2011, part of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement. Decades of civil war have left South Sudan extremely poor, with numerous humanitarian and socio-economic challenges to cope with in the context of limited governance capacity and political fragility. South Sudan has the highest infant-mortality rates and the lowest education indicators in the world. One child in ten still dies before its first birthday and less than 1 percent of girls complete primary education. The specific actions to be funded will be identified in the context of the Government of South Sudan's "2011-13 Development Plan", expected to be presented to the international donors later in 2011. In July 2010, the European Union allocated 150 million euro to the whole of Sudan to address the needs of the most vulnerable populations. Of this sum, 85 million euro was earmarked for South Sudan. However, it is now recognised that more is needed in order to tackle the immense needs of helping to rebuild the State institutions, as well as meeting the development needs of the majority of the South Sudanese population. Since 2005 the EU has committed development assistance of over 665 million euro to Sudan with more than 45% dedicated to South Sudan. This assistance is addressing post-conflict recovery, rehabilitation and development activities. Sudan is the EU's largest beneficiary country for humanitarian aid, with 131 million euro from the 2010 EU budget. This aid is additional to development aid and covers operations in Darfur, South Sudan and the Transitional Areas.

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00:00:00 Credits and title 00:00:20
00:00:20 1. GENERAL VIEWS, REPUBLIC OF SUDAN 00:03:03
00:00:20 Title With a population of over 43 million people and an area of 2.5 million sq km, Sudan is the largest and one of the most geographically diverse countries in Africa. Sparsely populated in many areas, mountain ranges divide the deserts of the north from the swamps and rain forests of the south, and the River Nile splits the country from east to west. Fifteen northern States are under the control of the central government of the Republic of Sudan. Two north-south civil wars have taken the lives of 1.5 million people, and a conflict continues in the western region of Darfur which has made two million people homeless and killed more than 200,000. Arabic is the official language and Islam is the state religion, but the large non-Arab, non-Muslim minority has managed to reject attempts by the government in Khartoum to impose Islamic Sharia law on the country as a whole. Economically, the main exports are oil, cotton, sesame and livestock. Khartoum is the capital city with a population of 5 million and it is located at the confluence of the White Nile that flows from Lake Victoria and the Blue Nile that flows from Ethiopia. It is divided by the two rivers and is essentially a tripartite metropolis, bridges link the main city with Khartoum North and Omdurman to the West. 00:00:04
00:00:24 Wide shot view of Maknimir bridge over River Nile in central Khartoum, the capital city of the Republic of Sudan (4 shots) 00:00:15
00:00:40 View over Nile 00:00:04
00:00:44 Al Shaheed Mosque and Republic of Sudan flag (2 shots) 00:00:09
00:00:54 Traffic and people walking in central Khartoum (4 shots) 00:00:18
00:01:12 Exterior of the Al Shaheed Mosque, Khartoum (2 shots) 00:00:11
00:01:24 Central Khartoum and church (2 shots) 00:00:08
00:01:32 People walking in central Khartoum (2 shots) 00:00:11
00:01:44 Neelain Mosque in Omdurman, sister city to Khartoum (3 shots) 00:00:12
00:01:57 Exterior of EU Delegation to Sudan and EU flag, Khartoum (5 shots) 00:00:30
00:02:27 Interior of EU Delegation building in Khartoum, including shots of Carlo De Filippi, Head of Delegation of the EU to Sudan, working in his office (8 shots) 00:00:25
00:02:52 Traffic near Municipality building and clock tower, Omdurman (3 shots) 00:00:17
00:03:09 Traffic near National Assembly building, Omdurman 00:00:04
00:03:14 Exterior of Republic of Sudan National Assembly building, Omdurman (2 shots) 00:00:09
00:03:23 2. GENERAL VIEWS, SOUTH SUDAN 00:03:04
00:03:23 Title The ten southern states of the country are under the administration of the autonomous government of South Sudan. These states will secede from Sudan and make up the Republic of South Sudan on 09/07/2011. The area is land locked and has an estimated population of 8 million people, which relies largely on subsistence farming. 00:00:04
00:03:28 Mid shot of street in Juba, Southern Sudan 00:00:04
00:03:33 Exterior of European compound which includes EU Delegation office, Juba (7 shots) 00:00:29
00:04:03 Views of river Nile near Juba (3 shots) 00:00:21
00:04:24 Mid shot woman walking in street 00:00:07
00:04:31 Birds in tree (3 shots) 00:00:12
00:04:43 Truck on road between Juba and Terakeka, Southern Sudan 00:00:09
00:04:53 Rural shots on road between Juba and Terakeka, Southern Sudan (5 shots) 00:00:25
00:05:18 Wide shot people walking and market scenes in Terakeka 80 km outside Juba (8 shots) 00:00:42
00:06:00 Road between Juba and Terakeka, Southern Sudan (4 shots) 00:00:27
00:06:28 3. FISHERIES, SOUTHERN SUDAN 00:03:36
00:06:28 Title With support from the European Union, German NGO GIZ is working closely with the authorities in Central Equatoria State in Southern Sudan, to improve the livelihoods of fishermen in the locality. Fisheries has great potential for development in Southern Sudan, but until recently it has been a largely neglected resource. Fishermen are encouraged to organise themselves into associations to help increase production, reduce losses to spoilage and improved marketing. Substantial efforts are being made to collect information on catch to provide meaningful statistics on possible fish production in the future. The project has paid for the construction and furnishing of a fisheries centre at Terakeka 80 KM from Juba, to provide offices and accommodation for project and fisheries staff and make their work more effective in the local area. They seek to help fishermen better communicate their needs, offer training and improve fish handling and processing. Getting fish to market is always a problem from remote communities and the GIZ fisheries project works with ten private fish traders who use motorcycles for fish transport. Project and fisheries staff regularly make field visits to isolated fishing communities such as that at Lo Ayie which is 15 minutes by motor boat from Terakeka. GIZ is helping communities to improve their fish smoking methods by using more efficient units and therefore reducing fish processing costs and increasing revenues for the fishermen. 00:00:04
00:06:32 Motorcycle on road 00:00:03
00:06:36 Exterior of Fisheries Centre (4 shots) 00:00:25
00:07:01 Interior of Fisheries Centre dining room 00:00:03
00:07:05 Fisheries Centre at Terakeka on Nile tributary (2 shots) 00:00:09
00:07:14 Cutaway of man in boat on river (2 shots) 00:00:11
00:07:25 Motorboat on river (2 shots) 00:00:13
00:07:39 Fisheries officers on boat 00:00:09
00:07:49 Arrival at Lo Ayie fishing community 00:00:12
00:08:01 Men with fishing net 00:00:04
00:08:05 Family arriving by boat 00:00:07
00:08:13 Men fishing on river 00:00:09
00:08:22 Man arriving with fish and walking to smoking room 00:00:25
00:08:47 Man entering smoking room with fish (6 shots) 00:00:30
00:09:17 Women walking in village 00:00:04
00:09:22 Meeting between fisheries officers and local fishing association members (4 shots) 00:00:21
00:09:44 Departure from Lo Ayie community and river shots (2 shots) 00:00:15
00:09:59 Fisheries Centre from river 00:00:06
00:10:05 4. HUMAN RIGHTS, REPUBLIC OF SUDAN 00:01:51
00:10:05 Title In partnership with local NGO Voluntary Emergency Technical Care (VET Care) and the local municipal government in Omdurman, the European Union has provided substantial finance to help provide a family and child development centre in the Hey Alomda area of Omdurman. The finance for the programmes is provided as part of the European instrument for democracy and human rights. The aim is to teach children about human rights issues and specifically the rights of the child, through various activities including drawing, computing and self expression. The centre includes a library and puts on musical and sports events as well as film and puppet shows. The centre is attended by children between the ages of 6-16 years, and also provides courses for local teachers and parents on child rights and their psychological needs. From time to time police officers and experts on child rights will visit the centre to give talks to a take part in discussions with parents. 00:00:04
00:10:09 Exterior shots of Hey Alomda Family and Child Development Centre, Omdurman, near Khartoum (2 shots) 00:00:04
00:10:14 Children and teacher at drawing class (4 shots) 00:00:22
00:10:37 Family entering centre 00:00:04
00:10:42 Staff at centre 00:00:09
00:10:51 Interior shots of children playing with games and computers (12 shots) 00:00:33
00:11:24 Mural on centre wall 00:00:05
00:11:29 Meeting between parents and local police officer (2 shots) 00:00:09
00:11:39 Wide shot of exterior Hey Alomda Family and Child Development Centre, Omdurman, near Khartoum (2 shots) 00:00:07
00:11:46 Copyright 00:00:09
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