MAF flies BBC for report on South Sudan mothers

MAF flies BBC for report on South Sudan mothers

MAF flew a BBC crew to report on the plight of mothers in South Sudan. According to a report released in February from our partner Save the Children, South Sudan is one of the dangerous places on earth to give birth. Here is a selection of tweets from BBC journalist Georgie Alagiah, BBC cameraman Duncan Stone and BBC Foreign Affairs producer Daniel Fisher

When a BBC crew wanted to report on the plight of mothers in South Sudan, they (sensibly) relied on MAF to get around.

South Sudan is one of the most dangerous places on earth to give birth, according to a report released in February 2014 from our partner Save the Children.

Here is the BBC's video report and a selection of tweets from BBC journalist Georgie Alagiah, BBC cameraman Duncan Stone and BBC Foreign Affairs producer Daniel Fisher.

 

Three flights to South Sudan with @BBCAlagiah and @dhdfisher where planes get progressively smaller. pic.twitter.com/N0aEXLHDCC

— Duncan Stone (@DuncanCStone) February 22, 2014

In South Sudan with @BBCAlagiah and @dhdfisher in plane where the Capt prayed for us and I manned doors at rear. pic.twitter.com/dZ3iSQUXTe

— Duncan Stone (@DuncanCStone) February 22, 2014

Back in Juba #southsudan for the first time in 30 years. With @BBCAlagiah and @DuncanCStone pic.twitter.com/MmnmTodg1j

— Daniel Fisher (@dhdfisher) February 23, 2014

Club Lounge as we wait for one of several flights around South Sudan! pic.twitter.com/KL07NyQNSb

— George Alagiah (@BBCAlagiah) February 23, 2014

Outside Nimule hospital in South Sudan. Will be going live from here soon. pic.twitter.com/6JPHqKg8i0

— George Alagiah (@BBCAlagiah) February 25, 2014

Traveling on a wing and a prayer with MAF like 30 yrs ago still only way to get anywhere. @BBCAlagiah @DuncanCStone pic.twitter.com/W4xnF0iu29

— Daniel Fisher (@dhdfisher) February 23, 2014

Another day another flight. With @BBCAlagiah and @dhdfisher to Bor, South Sudan. pic.twitter.com/ujJ3HXq1Wv

— Duncan Stone (@DuncanCStone) February 23, 2014

BBC's @BBCAlagiah and @DuncanCStone reporting the story in Kapoeta - watch their piece here: http://t.co/BfDFLAf9aI pic.twitter.com/6aUixyUgLy

— Caroline Anning (@CarolineAnning) February 27, 2014

The tardis tukul. Inside @BBCAlagiah @DuncanCStone a mother, a day old baby, the grandmother, midwife and translator pic.twitter.com/zJhTfJpRm5

— Daniel Fisher (@dhdfisher) February 25, 2014

Topoza women #SouthSudan. In this area 2 midwives for 140,000 people. 5000 babies die a yr in first day in SSudan pic.twitter.com/hibODDYf5y

— Daniel Fisher (@dhdfisher) February 25, 2014

Local midwives comfort Lochoto Lomana who lost her baby after village mothers forced to deliver at home @BBCAlagiah pic.twitter.com/A6ZF2vUL8f

— Daniel Fisher (@dhdfisher) February 25, 2014

A rare ante natal clinic in Nimule #SouthSudan. Vital as almost 5000 babies die a year here within the first 24 hrs pic.twitter.com/NLkHPj1Y3Y

— Daniel Fisher (@dhdfisher) February 25, 2014