CAR / POLICE IDP CAMPS

17-Apr-2018 00:02:38
Since January, the Central African National Police and MINUSCA have established advanced police stations in the Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Bambari, Central CAR, that have facilitated the filing of complaints to fight against impunity. MINUSCA
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STORY: CAR / POLICE IDP CAMPS
TRT: 02:38
SOURCE: MINUSCA
RESTRICTION: NONE
LANGUAGES: FRENCH / SANGO / NATS

DATELINE: 5 APRIL 2018, BAMBARI, CAR
SHOTLIST
1. Wide shot, polices vehicles in an IDP camp
2. Various shots, IDP camp
3. Wide shot, Police with IDPs
4. Wide shot, IDPs
5. Med shot, IDPs
6. SOUDBITE (FRENCH) Marie-Josephine Goueth, MINUSCA Police – UNPOL (United Nations Police (UNPOL):
"Some of the complainants have received solutions following their complaints and for others, the legal proceedings continue to follow their normal course."
7. Wide shot, Police patrol in the IDP camp
8. Wide shot, Marie-Josephine Goueth, of UNPOL in the IDP camp
9. Wide shot, Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs)
10. Med shot, Police
11. Med shot, Nina Keta-Kossi among other IDPs
12. SOUDBITE (SANGO) Nina Keta-Kossi, Internal Displaced Person (IDP):
"One does not pay to lodge a complaint. Everything is free. If someone commits an act of violence, this situation encourages us to denounce it."
13. Wide shot, Commissariat de Bambari
14. Wide shot, public at the entrance of Bambari’s commissariat
15. Med shot, a young women depose plainte dans le commissariat de Bambari
16. Close shot, hend of a policeman writing
17. Close shot, face of the young women
18. Med shot, police in the commissariat
19. SOUNDBITE (FRENCH) Commissaire Fernand Patrice Issa:
"Our mission is to carry out community policing. So in the different sites that surround the town of Bambari, we are in perfect harmony with the population because the population once in distress, once in front of a danger, automatically resorts to the police and immediately we intervene."
20. Wide shot, Marie-Josephine Goueth of MINUSCA police speaking to some IDPs
21. Various shots, IDP’s listening to the Marie-Josephine Goueth speach
22. Close shot, a policeman writes on a paper
23. Wide shot, the police listen to a plaignant
24. Close shot, Marie-Josephine Goueth of MINUSCA police
25. Med shot, plaignante
26. SOUNDBITE (French) Marie-Josephine Goueth, MINUSCA Police – UNPOL (United Nations Police (UNPOL):
"Some IDPs are more vulnerable than others. They cannot even leave the camp and are sometimes afraid to denounce the violence they suffer."
27. Wide shot, IDP’s
28. Wide shot, Police speaking to some IDPs
29. Various shot, IDPs
STORYLINE
Since January, the National Police and MINUSCA have established advanced positions in the Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Bambari, Central CAR. Free and close to the population, these advanced police stations have facilitated the filing of complaints to fight against impunity.

SOUDBITE (FRENCH) Marie-Josephine Goueth, MINUSCA Police – United Nations Police (UNPOL):
"Some of the complainants have received solutions following their complaints and for others, the legal proceedings continue to follow their normal course."

The Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) have welcomed this initiative positively and the number of complaints received by the Bambari police has increased sharply in the past three months.

SOUDBITE (SANGO) Nina Keta-Kossi, Internal Displaced Person (IDP):
"One does not pay to lodge a complaint. Everything is free. If someone commits an act of violence, this situation encourages us to denounce it."

Violence, rape, theft and even murder: There are many crimes in these IDP camps that host thousands of people driven from their villages by armed groups.

SOUNDBITE (FRENCH) Commissaire Fernand Patrice Issa:
"Our mission is to carry out community policing. So in the different sites that surround the town of Bambari, we are in perfect harmony with the population because the population once in distress, once in front of a danger, automatically resorts to the police and immediately we intervene."

A hierarchical system is in place in the camps. It is often the coordinators of IDP sites who collect complaints and pass them on to the police. The MINUSCA organizes awareness sessions in the camps to encourage the displaced to lodge a complaint.

SOUNDBITE (French) Marie-Josephine Goueth, MINUSCA Police – United Nations Police (UNPOL):
"Some IDPs are more vulnerable than others. They cannot even leave the camp and are sometimes afraid to denounce the violence they suffer."

The establishment of advanced police stations in Bambari has so far been a success. This initiative can, therefore, be repeated in other prefectures.
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