CAR / GRANDI RETURNEES

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03-Dec-2019 00:04:02
A fourth group of Central African refugees returning from exile in the Democratic Republic of Congo meets UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi during an official visit to the country. UNHCR

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TITLE: CAR / GRANDI RETURNEES
TRT: 4:02
SOURCE: UNHCR
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DATELINE: 02 DECEMBER 2019, ZONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO AND BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC / OUBANGI RIVER

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02 DECEMBER 2019, ZONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

1. Wide shot, refugees waiting to board boat
2. Med shot, refugees preparing to board boat
3. Close up, feet walking across to board boat
4. Med shot, refugees walking past to board boat

02 DECEMBER 2019, OUBANGI RIVER, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

5. Wide shot, refugees singing on boat
6. Close up, Marie Bemba on boat
7. Med shot, Marie singing on boat
8. Close up, woman singing “CAR my country”

02 DECEMBER 2019, BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

9. Wide shot, boats arriving in Bangui
10. Close up, woman looking out of boat / returnees waving CAR flag in background
11. Wide shot, returnee waving flag
12. Close up, Marie singing “CAR”
13. Wide shot, returnees leaving boat
14. Med shot, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi greeting baby
15. Various shots, Marie arriving in Bangui dancing and celebrating
16. Various shots, Grandi greeting returnees and chatting
17. SOUNDBITE (French) Marie Joseph Demba, Returnee:
“My hopes, I have come back to my country. Now I want my country to look to me. We are numerous and there are young children, we are vulnerable. We want the government to come to our aid.”
18. Med shot, Grandi chatting with returned
19. SOUNDBITE (French) Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR):
“It is a sign of confidence in the future of peace and it is as well a sign of courage, a sign of courage and confidence in peace. We have to continue to build structures and put plans in place in the whole country, here in the Central African Republic after such a difficult period so that everyone can take this important step and return to their own home.”
20. Wide shot, Grandi poses for photo with returnees and Minister of Humanitarian Affairs
21. SOUNDBITE (French) Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR):
“In the joy that we feel this evening, we have to remain realistic. The challenges we face are huge.”
22. Med shot, Returnees talking to Grandi
23. SOUNDBITE (French) Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR):
“In this moment, when we see refugees returning, we must remember that there are still many internally displaced in this country and they too deserve the help of international assistance as well as support from their own government and there are also hundreds of thousands of refugees on the other side of this river and also in Congo Brazzaville, in Cameroon, in Chad and in other countries who also are waiting for their day of return.”
24. Med shot, Renaud Mauwina with his family
25. SOUNDBITE (French) Reno Mauwina, returnee:
“The fear is that the situation that unsettled the country can happen again, We don’t have the strength (to face it again). Let us hope our children have returned to an atmosphere of peace.”
26. Med shot, Renaud with his family at reception center

STORYLINE:

A fourth group of Central African refugees returning from exile in the Democratic Republic of Congo meets UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi during an official visit to the country.

Over 1,400 have returned so far, as UNHCR assists in voluntary repatriation from DRC since 2013. Hundreds more have returned from Cameroon and the Republic of Congo.

Two hundred refugees returned to the Central African Republic on a convoy from the Democratic Republic of Congo on December 2nd. They returned for the first time in six years to their country across the Oubangui river. They had fled violence and upsurges of civil conflict. Now, thanks to a voluntary repatriation agreement signed in July between the governments of the two countries and UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, they were going back. They sang of thanks and hope. “Goodbye RDC, thank you UNHCR…. Central African Republic, my beautiful country.”

They were met at the port of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, by Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for refugees.

This was the fourth voluntary repatriation in past two weeks, bringing 1,400 refugees’ home from exile in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

It’s estimated that there are more than 600,000 CAR refugees and at least 650,00 internally displaced, and this in a country of just under 4.7 million. That means that more than a quarter of the population has fled their homes and towns, and most are women and children.

Reno Mauwina is 42 years old, a construction engineer and has a family of seven who fled the civil unrest around Bangui in 2013. Two of his children were born in exile.

Marie Joseph Demba is 60 years old and is returning with her two daughters and granddaughter.
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