UN / DRC CIVILIANS BURIAL SITES

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The UN peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) reported that hundreds of people -including women and children- were apparently killed during clashes between communities in Yumbi territory in the northwest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. UNIFEED

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STORY: UN / DRC CIVILIANS BURIAL SITES
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DATELINE: 30 JANUARY 2019, NEW YORK CITY

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FILE - NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, UNHQ exterior

30 JANUARY 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, press room
3. Med shot, journalists
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General:
“The UN peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo reports that hundreds of people including women and children were apparently killed during clashes between Batende and Banunu communities in Yumbi territory in the northwest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Those clashes we think took place between the 16th and the 18th of December last year.”
5. Various shots, journalists
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General:
“According to a preliminary report by the joined Human Rights Office following the deployment of an investigative team, at least 535 civilians were killed in four attacks and 111 others wounded. The team identified the total 59 burial sites in two of the attacked towns, but do not rule out more sites. Hundreds of properties were looted and destroyed in the attack. The UN Mission reports that the security situation there is currently relatively calmed with national security forces having been deployed to the area.”
7. Wide shot, press room

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The UN peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) reported that hundreds of people -including women and children- were apparently killed during clashes between communities in Yumbi territory in the northwest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Speaking today (30 Jan) to journalists in New York, UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said, “Those clashes we think took place between the 16th and the 18th of December last year.”

According to a preliminary report by the Joint UN Human Rights Office (UNJHRO) following the deployment of an investigative team, at least 535 civilians were killed in four attacks and 111 others wounded.
Dujarric added, “The team identified the total 59 burial sites in two of the attacked towns, but do not rule out more sites. Hundreds of properties were looted and destroyed in the attack.”

The UN Mission reported that the security situation there is currently relatively calmed with national security forces having been deployed to the area. The United Nations (UN) and its humanitarian partners dispatched emergency help, medicine, food, water tablets, and malaria kits to the communities.
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