* UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow and veteran war correspondent Martin Bell visit Southern Sudan
* Asset Duration: 05 min 05 secs
* Shoot City: SOUTHERN SUDAN
* Shoot Country: Sudan
* Shoot Date: 10 Mar 2011
It looks like a refugee camp but isn't.
12 and a half thousand people live here, out of a quarter of a million Southerners who have moved from the north in recent months. They're not passing through – they're staying, and these are the conditions they've come back to.
SOUNDBITE (English) Chol Bol, Returnee "We are here in this condition because it is our place."
We are in Kuajok with the actress Mia Farrow on a joint UNICEF mission. The question is: why they've come here Flora Anthony is 18 and has lost two children in childbirth. This is home for herself, her husband, three sisters and 7 children. The outside stockade is their living room and kitchen, until the rains come. She's here for her own safety.
The youngest arrivals are measured perhaps under protest – and weighed. Mayar and Mojoi severely under nourished twins, have gained a kilo in three weeks. They will survive, thanks to UNICEF – provided nutrients. Their mother died in childbirth. Their grandmother looks after them.
Empty homes and flapping tarpaulins are the signs of another migration, from Abyei, a dirt poor town that sits on top of an oilfield, on the border between north and south – and the likely flashpoint of the next war, if there is one. In three weeks, half its population have fled south, driven from their homes.
Down the road his family just arrived within the hour, all their possessions in the truck. They fear attacks by Arab nomads with strong links to Khartoum . Their home for the foreseeable future will be under a tree.
SOUNDBITE (English) MARTIN BELL, UNICEF UK Ambassador: ( talking to a woman) "And all this she carried on her head?
Somehow she did. She and her 8 children. They too fled for their lives.
Further south in the town of Agok refugee children find safety in a playroom funded by UNICEF and Save the Children. From one end to another the soon-to-be-born nation of South Sudan looks in need of intensive care.
Deep in the bush in West Equatoria , the South Sudanese are doing what they can to counter the effects of the war.
SOUNDBITE ( English) Mia Farrow, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador -
" Everyone here has been displaced… so they are here and they are afraid to return to their homelands and this water pump is now a source of clean water for them"
The hospital here was abandoned and looted ten years ago. Hence, the need for this life-saving contraption, the motor-cycle ambulance.
There are 17 of these built in South Africa, assembled in Sudan and provided by UNICEF at a cost of $10,000 US each. Thi