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09-Nov-2017 00:01:56
The Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the Central African Republic (CAR), Najat Rochdi, said “one in four Central Africans is either a refugee or internally displaced.” UNIFEED / FILE
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DATELINE: 09 NOVEMBER 2017, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE – RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

09 NOVEMBER 2017, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, presser
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Najat Rochdi, Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic
(MINUSCA) and UN Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP):
“One in four Central Africans is either a refugee or internally displaced, which renders the reconciliation and rebuilding of the country extremely challenging given the level of fragility and vulnerability of those people.”
4. Wide shot, journalists
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Najat Rochdi, Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic
(MINUSCA) and UN Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP):
“For thousands of people access to humanitarian aid makes a difference between life and death. The recent visit of the Secretary-General António Guterres in the Central African Republic sheds light on the ongoing humanitarian crisis. The international community has proven every time their solidarity and their generosity towards CAR, however, I wish to reiterate his call to donors stating, ‘do not let down the people of CAR’ and to further increase the support to humanitarian action.”
6. Wide shot, presser
SOUNDBITE (English) Najat Rochdi, Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic
(MINUSCA) and UN Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP):
“The humanitarian community is not giving up on its duty, actually, to still deliver. What we are not doing anymore though everywhere, is to stay and deliver. But the delivering part of our duty is there and we are trying to do it as much as possible.”
12. Zoom, end of presser

25 OCTOBER 2017, BANGASSOU, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

13. Wide shot, delegation walking through the IDP camp
14. Wide shot, kid in front of stalls
15. Wide shot, Guterres shaking hands with IDPs
16. Med shot, old man praying with Guterres
17. Med shot, man with a kid
18. Wide shot, Guterres and delegation sitting on steps
STORYLINE
The Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the Central African Republic (CAR), Najat Rochdi, today (09 Nov) said “one in four Central Africans is either a refugee or internally displaced.”

She said this situation “renders the reconciliation and rebuilding of the country extremely challenging given the level of fragility and vulnerability of those people.”

Speaking to journalist in New York, Rochdi, who is also UN Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the CAR, said that “for thousands of people access to humanitarian aid makes a difference between life and death.”

She noted that the Secretary-General António Guterres’ recent visit to the CAR “sheds light on the ongoing humanitarian crisis,” and reiterated his call to “not let down the people of CAR and to further increase the support to humanitarian action.”

Speaking about the logistical and security challenges in delivering aid in the CAR, Rochdi said “the humanitarian community is not giving up on its duty, actually, to still deliver. What we are not doing anymore though everywhere, is to stay and deliver. But the delivering part of our duty is there and we are trying to do it as much as possible.”

While in the CAR, the Secretary-General visited a camp for internally displaced persons in Petit Seminaire St Pierre, where 2,000 persons have found refuge after their village Tokoyo was attacked on 13 May this year.

Twelve UN Peacekeepers have been killed in 2017 in the CAR, mainly during attacks by armed groups in the south-east region.
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