DRC / BENI LACROIX

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07-Nov-2018 00:01:46
UN peacekeeping chief Jean-Pierre Lacroix and the head of the World Health Organization Tedros Ghebreyesus visited the Ebola medical center in Beni in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the epicenter of the current Ebola epidemic. MONUSCO

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STORY: DRC / BENI LACROIX
TRT: 1:46
SOURCE: MONUSCO
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LANGUAGE: FRENCH / NATS

DATELINE: 7 NOVEMBER 2018, BENI, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

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1. Close up, sign “Welcome to Beni”
2. Pan right, plane taxiing
3. Med shot, Lacroix and Tedros disembarking from plane
4. Pan right, delegation walking
5. Wide shot, guards at Ebola center checking temperature
6. Med shot, Lacroix washing hands
7. Pan right, staff at Ebola medical center listening
8. SOUNDBITE (French) Jean-Pierre Lacroix, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations:
“We are here to before all recognize the exceptional work that you are doing and to – as it was already said, to recognize the team spirit that leads this work.”
9. Wide shot, staff listening
10. SOUNDBITE (French) Jean-Pierre Lacroix, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations:
“If you had not been at the forefront to do everything that you have done so far, there would probably be 10 times, 100 times more cases. There would be 10 times or 100 times more deaths and lives and families affected.”
11. Wide shot, staff listening
12. SOUNDBITE (French) Jean-Pierre Lacroix, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations:
“Here we have multiple challenges; we have the Ebola challenge, the insecurity due the armed groups. To counter all that, we have to work in a very united way and that's what happening under the leadership of the Congolese authorities with the support of MONUSCO and the international partnership to fight against Ebola."
13. Wide shot, photo op with staff

STORYLINE:

UN peacekeeping chief Jean-Pierre Lacroix and the head of the World Health Organization Tedros Ghebreyesus visited the Ebola medical center in Beni in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the epicenter of the current Ebola epidemic.

Two UN officials met with local authorities, UN agencies, civil society and first responders in Beni to assess the situation on the ground and to discuss ways to strengthen the response. As of today, there are 311 reported cases of Ebola.

Tedros and Lacroix praised the responders’ courage and determination and emphasized the numerous challenges, including security, particularly for women.

Lacroix said that health workers in the affected zones do crucial work amidst a difficult security environment and that the UN Mission in the country (MONUSCO) is actively supporting the Government to improve security.

Tedros added that said the work being done around the clock to end Ebola made him proud and confident that the outbreak would be defeated despite the numerous challenges.
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