UN / CAR OCHA REAX

07-Nov-2018 00:01:14
Updating on the humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic (CAR,) the Spokesperson for Secretary-General António Guterres, said, “tensions remain high in Batangafo Town in Ouham Prefecture, where an internally displaced site was set on fire due to clashes and retaliation by opposing armed groups on 31st of October and 1st of November.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / CAR OCHA REAX
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DATELINE: 07 NOVEMBER 2018, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

07 NOVEMBER 2018, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Stéphane Dujarric at the podium
3. Med shot, journalists
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General:
“Our humanitarian colleagues tell us that tensions remain high in Batangafo Town in Ouham Prefecture, where an internally displaced site was set on fire due to clashes and retaliation by opposing armed groups on 31st of October and 1st of November. Our colleagues in the peacekeeping mission there tell us they’ve increased patrolling as sporadic shooting continues between the anti-Balaka and ex-Seleka fighters. The fire resulted in the displacement of 30,000 people, the vast majority of whom where internally displaced people who lost everything. Humanitarian workers remain in Batangafo and continue their operations, but the response is being undermined by persistent insecurity and threats against humanitarians. Access to the only hospital in the area is extremely limited to some parts of the population. International NGO partners have established mobile clinics and have increased water to 30,000 people, malaria treatment, enriched food, and providing psychosocial services to people impacted by the violence.”
5. Wide shot, Dujarric at the podium
STORYLINE
Updating on the humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic (CAR,) the Spokesperson for Secretary-General António Guterres, today (7 Nov) said, “tensions remain high in Batangafo Town in Ouham Prefecture, where an internally displaced site was set on fire due to clashes and retaliation by opposing armed groups on 31st of October and 1st of November.”

According to the Spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric, the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) informed that
It has “increased patrolling as sporadic shooting continues between the anti-Balaka and ex-Seleka fighters.”

He said the fire at the internally displaced site “resulted in the displacement of 30,000 people, the vast majority of whom where internally displaced people who lost everything,” and added that “humanitarian workers remain in Batangafo and continue their operations, but the response is being undermined by persistent insecurity and threats against humanitarians.”

Dujarric reported that “access to the only hospital in the area is extremely limited to some parts of the population. International NGO partners have established mobile clinics and have increased water to 30,000 people, malaria treatment, enriched food, and providing psychosocial services to people impacted by the violence.”
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