CAR / PEACEKEEPERS PATROL

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Zambian forces of MINUSCA and the Central African Armed Forces (FACA) organized joint patrols in the city of Birao and its surroundings to help restore peace in the areas. MINUSCA

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STORY: CAR / PEACEKEEPERS PATROL
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SOURCE: MINUSCA
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: FRENCH / ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 25 SEPTEMBER 2019, BIRAO, CENTRAL AFRICA REPUBLIC

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1. Wide shot, population of Birao fleeing the fighting last September 2019
2. Wide shot, IDP camp
3. Wide shot, displaced women walking
4. Wide shot, displaced women in a IDP site
5. Various shots, Joint patrol of the MINUSCA and of the FACA
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Lt. Col. Teddy Tembo, of the Zambian contingent of MINUSCA:
“What we are currently doing is what we call a confidence patrol, to win hearts and minds of the locals.”
7. Various shots, Joint patrol of the MINUSCA and of the FACA
8. SOUNDBITE (French) Captain Francis Degotto of the FACA
"The colonel organized this patrol to allow us to familiarize ourselves with the terrain and know how to act in the future."
9. Various shots, Joint patrol of the MINUSCA and of the FACA
10. SOUNDBITE (French) Aladji Mahamat Nour Chaïbou, President of the Birao Parents' Association:
"It's a good thing for the people. We begged the government for a long time to send the Central African Armed Forces to secure our city. The government has been listening to our grievances and it is a good thing for us."
11.Various shots, Joint patrol in the main Birao’s market

STORYLINE:

Zambian forces of MINUSCA and the Central African Armed Forces (FACA) organized joint patrols in the city of Birao and its surroundings to help restore peace in the areas.

The armed conflicts that hurt the city of Birao, in the north-east of the Central African Republic in early September 2019, caused more than 24,000 people to flee their homes.

Most have found refuge near the base of the UN Mission in the country (MINUSCA) and at the airport.

Lt. Col. Teddy Tembo, the Zambian contingent of MINUSCA said, “what we are currently doing is what we call a confidence patrol, to win hearts and minds of the locals.”

These joint patrols allowed the Central African armed forces to familiarize themselves with the terrain and to get closer to the population.

Captain Francis Degotto of the FACA said, "the colonel organized this patrol to allow us to familiarize ourselves with the terrain and know how to act in the future.”

The population greeted with relief the arrival of the Central African Armed Forces in Birao, after six years of absence.

Aladji Mahamat Nour Chaïbou, President of the Birao Parents' Association said, "it's a good thing for the people. We begged the government for a long time to send the Central African Armed Forces to secure our city. The government has been listening to our grievances, and it is a good thing for us.”

MINUSCA is helping the Central African Army to become operational in the field and to fulfil its mission. It is about restoring state authority in Birao through respect for law and order.

Checkpoints were erected in the strategic points of the city to avoid possible intrusions of armed men in Birao.

Today, the city of Birao comes back to life. With the return of security, the businesses began to reopen and the population to resume its usual activities.
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