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The United Nations peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous told the Security Council the new upsurge of violence in the Central African Republic forced some 100,000 people to flee their homes, adding that more than half of the population needs humanitarian assistance. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / CAR
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SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: FRENCH /NATS

DATELINE: 15 FEBRUARY 2017, NEW YORK CITY

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1. Wide shot, exterior, UN Headquarters

15 FEBRUARY 2017, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Security Council Chamber
3. Cutaway, delegates
4. SOUNDBITE (French) Herve Ladsous, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations:
“In Bangui, we can say, it is relatively calm. By contrast, violence connected to transhumance in the northwest of the country continues. Generally, these are peaceful movements of millions of cattle escorted by its shepherds. Nevertheless, there is a problem of clashes between ex-Seleka, or Front Populaire pour la Renaissance de la Centrafrique and Union pour la Paix en Centrafrique and this continues to threaten the central region. These clashes also carry a disturbing ethnic connotation.”
5. Cutaway, delegates
6. SOUNDBITE (French) Herve Ladsous, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations:
“The humanitarian situation continues to worsen and the violence in provinces is contributing to this. We have 2 200 000 persons or more than half of the population affected to a different degree by nutrition problems, which is the highest per capita case in the world. Also, the recent events have caused some 100 000 new displaced.”
7. Wide shot, meeting

STORYLINE:

The Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, briefed the Security Council today (15 Feb) on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR).

Ladsous said that while the visible recovery of Bangui has been a hopeful sign for the future, the stark contrast with the level of violence and lack of tangible progress and peace dividends in the provinces was a source of concern.

He added that the humanitarian situation continued to worsen due to the upsurge of violence in the regions and was further compounded by the lack of funding and a withdrawal of aid partners.

While more than half of the population, or some 2.2 million people are in some need of humanitarian assistance, the newest surge of violence caused another 100,000 people to flee their homes.
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