UN / CAR MINUSCA UPDATE

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A UN spokesperson said that this week peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) “have facilitated round two of the voluntary repatriation of 15 ex-combatants of the Lord’s Resistance Army and their families to Uganda”. UNIFEED

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STORY: UN / CAR MINUSCA UPDATE
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DATELINE: 16 AUGUST 2023, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

16 AUGUST 2023, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

2. Wide shot, Haq at the podium
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“In the Central African Republic, our peacekeeping colleagues in Bangui tell us they have facilitated round two of the voluntary repatriation of 15 ex-combatants of the Lord’s Resistance Army and their families to Uganda this week. The ex-combatants, who had been living in the Central African Republic for the past 15 years, returned to Entebbe on a special flight, as part of an operation supported by the Mission in coordination with the governments of the Central African Republic and Uganda, as well as several NGOs.”
4. Med shot, journalists
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“We reported on the first phase of this operation last month, during which 61 ex-combatants and their families were voluntarily repatriated by the Mission to Uganda.”
6. Wide shot, briefing room
7. Med shot, journalists
8. Wide shot, briefing room

STORYLINE:

A UN spokesperson said that peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) “have facilitated round two of the voluntary repatriation of 15 ex-combatants of the Lord’s Resistance Army and their families to Uganda”.

Briefing journalists on Wednesday (16 Aug) in New York, UN spokesperson Farhan Haq said, “The ex-combatants, who had been living in the Central African Republic for the past 15 years, returned to Entebbe on a special flight, as part of an operation supported by the Mission in coordination with the governments of the Central African Republic and Uganda, as well as several NGOs.”

He concluded, “We reported on the first phase of this operation last month, during which 61 ex-combatants and their families were voluntarily repatriated by the Mission to Uganda.”
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