UN / DRC MUKWEGE PROTECTION

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The UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) is working closely with Congolese authorities and international partners to ensure that the security needs of Dr. Denis Mukwege and the Panzi clinic “are addressed in an effective sustainable manner,” according to a UN spokesperson. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 08 SEPTEMBER 2020, NEW YORK CITY

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1. Wide shot, UN Flag outside headquarters

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2. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC remains committed to the security of Dr. Mukwege and the Panzi clinic in the eastern DRC. Although a number of COVID cases among our peacekeepers have had an operational impact, we have continued to work closely with Dr. Mukwege and the Congolese authorities, as well as international partners, to ensure his security needs, and those of the clinic, are addressed in an effective sustainable manner. This approach requires us to continue to develop a greater local capacity among national police, with support from the mission and other international partners. The personal security of Congolese personalities is a responsibility of the national authorities, but the UN peacekeeping mission is providing all possible support within its limited means."

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3. Close up, UN Flag outside headquarters

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The UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) is working closely with Congolese authorities and international partners to ensure that the security needs of Dr. Denis Mukwege and the Panzi clinc “are addressed in an effective sustainable manner,” according to a UN spokesperson.

In a virtual press briefing today (08 Sep), UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said MONUSCO “remains committed to the security of Dr. Mukwege and the Panzi clinic in the eastern DRC.” He said although a number of COVID cases among peacekeepers have had an operational impact, “we have continued to work closely with Dr. Mukwege and the Congolese authorities, as well as international partners, to ensure his security needs, and those of the clinic, are addressed in an effective sustainable manner.”

Dujarric said, “This approach requires us to continue to develop a greater local capacity among national police, with support from the mission and other international partners.”

The spokesperson stressed that personal security of Congolese personalities “is a responsibility of the national authorities, but the UN peacekeeping mission is providing all possible support within its limited means."
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