MALI / UN POLICE PATROL

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Joint United Nations Police (UNPOL) and Malian Security and Defense Forces day patrols have been reinforced in the town of Menaka and its surroundings after and upsurge of attacks against civilians in Mali’s northeastern area. MINUSMA

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STORY: MALI / UN POLICE PATROL
TRT: 02:50
SOURCE: MINUSMA
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LANGUAGE: FRENCH / NATS

DATELINE: 11 JANUARY 2019, MENAKA, MALI

SHOTLIST:

1. Various shots, Melanie Ndomadji, UNPOL officer, putting on flak jacket and blue helmet
2. Med shot, Melanie walking through camp
3. Med shop, Melanie driving vehicle
4. Wide shot, UNPOL walking towards Malian army check point
5. Med shot, UNPOL officers talking to Malian army officers by check point
6. Various shots, UNPOL walking through desert landscape
7. Med shot, UNPOL inspecting vehicle
8. Med shot, UNPOL arrive and shake hands with armed groups check point
9. SOUNDBITE (French) Melanie Ndomadji, UNPOL MINUSMA:
“We are here to reinforce them (armed forces.) We are here to give them instructions. They must be vigilant.”
10. Wide shot, UNPOL cars convoy during patrol
11. Various shots, Melanie and other UNPOL officers talking to people in the market
12. SOUNDBITE (French) Melanie Ndomadji, UNPOL MINUSMA:
“During one of my patrols, I met a woman who was sick, she was pregnant, she wanted to reach a health center. As I am a woman, it is also my duty as a mother to help women who are giving birth. This day I helped her, I drove her to the health center, after she called me saying she gave birth has in the good conditions. So. it is an important act that I came to do here in Mali.”
13. Med shot, Melanie and other UNPOL officer talking to shopkeeper
14. SOUNDBITE (French) Seydou Maiga, Notable of Menaka:
“We want foot patrols instead of patrols in vehicles. When vehicles pass bandits are hiding and after they continue committing their crimes.”
15. Wide shot, UNPOL officers foot patrolling

STORYLINE:

Joint United Nations Police (UNPOL) and Malian Security and Defense Forces day patrols have been reinforced in the town of Menaka and its surroundings after and upsurge of attacks against civilians in Mali’s northeastern area.

In mid-December 42 people were killed in a series of attacks on Tuareg nomadic camps.

On 16 January gunmen attacked two villages in the central Menaka region near the border with Niger killing at least 20 people. The villages were situated about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Menaka

The aim of the Menaka patrols is to eradicate banditry and to protect civilians in the region. The approach also allows the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) police officers to explain aspects of their mandate. These patrols are well appreciated by the populations of the region.

Melanie NDOMADJI is a lieutenant of the Chadian Police, she serves in the United Nations UNPOL police force in Mali MINUSMA based in Menaka. In this context of insecurity and this hostile environment, she is aware of the danger but also of the nobility of the cause.
SOUNDBITE (French) Melanie Ndomadji, UNPOL MINUSMA:
“We are here to support them (armed forces.) We are here to give them instructions. They must be vigilant.”

Every day, members of the MINUSMA police force, men and women, strengthen and restore security through their presence in communities, advise national police services, ensure compliance with international human rights standards and facilitate the restoration of public order and the rule of law in Mali.

SOUNDBITE (French) Melanie Ndomadji, UNPOL MINUSMA:
“During one of my patrols, I met a woman who was sick, she was pregnant, she wanted to reach a health center. As I am a woman, it is also my duty as a mother to help women who are giving birth. This day I helped her, I drove her to the health center, after she called me saying she gave birth has in the good conditions. So. it is an important act that I came to do here in Mali.”

These security operations also reflect the good understanding and collaboration between MINUSMA and the Malian security forces.
Today these patrols, day and night, short and long distances, pedestrian and motorized, are conducted in the north and center of the country.
Local residents express support for these operations.
SOUNDBITE (French) Seydou Maiga, Notable of Menaka:
“We want foot patrols instead of patrols in vehicles. When vehicles pass bandits are hiding and after they continue committing their crimes.”

Attacks against civilians have increased in Mali’s Menaka area since 2018, when MINUSMA documented 100 cases of human rights violations in Mali’s Northeastern Region.
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