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As violence continues to uproot families from their homes, displaced persons in the Democratic Republic of Congo are supporting each other through a local association created to advocate for the protection of human rights and to find solutions for the problems faced by the most vulnerable among them. UNHCR

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STORY: DRC / DISPLACED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / SWAHILI / NATS

DATELINE: NOVEMBER 2018, MASISI, NORTH KIVU PROVINCE, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

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NOVEMBER 2018, BUKOMBE IDP SITE



1. Various shots, IDP woman holding her baby

2. SOUNDBITE (Swahili) Jacqueline Kamala, Internally Displaced Congolese:
“We were at the market and we heard gun shots. We didn’t know what was happening or who was shooting. Everyone ran away.”

3. Various shots, Jacqueline embracing her baby inside their home in North Kivu
4. Med shot, Jacqueline in being interviewed
5. Wide shot, Jacqueline holding and kissing her baby inside their home
6. Med shot, Walking shot of Jacqueline walking with her children
7. Drone shot, Bukombe IDP site 
8. Various shots, Jacqueline talking with other volunteers
9. SOUNDBITE (Swahili) Jacqueline Kamala, Internally Displaced Congolese:
“I am a monitor. I collect information about incidents in the community.”
10. Med shot, Jacqueline and other volunteers writing down notes during a meeting
11. Wide shot, volunteer group during one of their meetings
12. Med shot, Jacqueline is being interviewed
13. Wide shot, refugee children in Bukombe IDP site
14. Wide shot, Jacqueline walking with her baby in her arms
15. Med shot, Jacqueline conversing with internally displaced Congolese
16. Wide shot, Jacqueline walking in Bukombe IDP site
17. SOUNDBITE (Swahili) Jacqueline Kamala, Internally Displaced Congolese: “When problems are solved, I feel satisfied because the work I do contributes to help the community.” 
18. Various drone shots, Bukombe IDP site
19. Med shot, IDP boy standing in Bukombe IDP site
20. SOUNDBITE (English) Gloria Ramazani, UNHCR staff:
“Internally displaced persons face several violation of human rights such as sexual violence and arbitrary arrest. UNHCR’s approach is to empower these people in giving them the capacity to defend themselves but also to respond to the protection incidents that are happening in their community.” 
21. Wide shot, IDPs walking through displacement site
22. Med shot, Gloria being interviewed
23. Various shots, volunteers holding a meeting
24. Med shot, Gloria being interviewed
25. Various shots, Jacqueline at volunteers’ meeting
26. SOUNDBITE (Swahili) Jacqueline Kamala, Internally Displaced Congolese: 
“I want my life to get better and to continue sending my kids to school. This will make me happy.”
27. Various shots, Jacqueline and her children buying food at market

STORYLINE:



As violence continues to uproot families from their homes, displaced persons in the Democratic Republic of Congo are supporting each other through a local association created to advocate for the protection of human rights and to find solutions for the problems faced by the most vulnerable among them.

A group of internally displaced people and their hosts in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu province have come together to form an association that advocates for the rights of their community and help find solutions to the problems they face.

AHCOPDI, an acronym which in French stands for: “Humanitarian Action for the Consolidation of Peace and Integrated Development”, relies on a network of volunteers to reach out to the most vulnerable. The association is supported by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and it’s work is mainly to advocate with multiple actors, authorities and humanitarian organisations, to improve the situation of the displaced and their hosts.

Seven out of its 20 members are displaced themselves. Jacqueline Kamala is one of them. The mother of two had to flee her village with her family due to repeated attacks by armed groups. She often walks long distances, carrying her 11-month-old son on her back, to visit families and find out about their needs.

More than 1 million people have been displaced in DRC this year by ongoing violence. North Kivu province hosts the highest number of internally displaced persons in the country. The displaced find shelter with host families, while others settle on organized or spontaneous sites.

SOUNDBITE (Swahili) Jacqueline Kamala, Internally Displaced Congolese:
“We were at the market and we heard gun shots. We didn’t know what was happening or who was shooting. Everyone ran away.”

Jacqueline managed to save her children from the violence that destroyed their home in eastern DRC. They sought refuge in North Kivu where thousands are struggling to start over. Jacqueline and other displaced joined an association to help each other.

SOUNDBITE (Swahili) Jacqueline Kamala, Internally Displaced Congolese:
“I am a monitor. I collect information about incidents in the community.”

Congo’s displaced lost everything. Jacqueline walks long distances to find them
to ensure their voices are heard.

SOUNDBITE (Swahili) Jacqueline Kamala, Internally Displaced Congolese: “When problems are solved, I feel satisfied because the work I do contributes to help the community.”
Over 1 million people in Congo have fled their homes this year. Their lives are still at risk.

SOUNDBITE (English) Gloria Ramazani, UNHCR staff:
“Internally displaced persons face several violations of human rights such as sexual violence and arbitrary arrest. UNHCR’s approach is to empower these people in giving them the capacity to defend themselves but also to respond to the protection incidents that are happening in their community.”

Jacqueline wants her community and children to be safe. Together with other volunteers and UNHCR’s support, she is trying to give them hope.

SOUNDBITE (Swahili) Jacqueline Kamala, Internally Displaced Congolese:
“I want my life to get better and to continue sending my kids to school. This will make me happy.”
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