UN / CAR UPDATE

07-Jan-2019 00:01:27
The United Nations condemned the killing of a humanitarian worker during a break in into a non-governmental organization’s premises in Batangafo town, in the Central African Republic’s Ouham Prefecture Saturday. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / CAR UPDATE
TRT: 1:27
SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH /NATS

DATELINE: 7 JANUARY 2019, NEW YORK CITY
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1. Exterior shot, UN Headquarters

7 JANUARY 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, press room
3. Med shot, reporters
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General:
“Our humanitarian colleagues say they were shocked and saddened by the killing of a humanitarian worker in Batangafo town, in the Central African Republic’s Ouham Prefecture, on Saturday. A guard of a Non-Governmental Organization succumbed to injuries following a shooting during a violent break-in at his organisation’s premises.”
5. Cutaway, press briefing
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General:
“The Government and the the UN’s Humanitarian Country Team have today launched the 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), which requests US$430.7 million to assist 1.7 million extremely vulnerable people.The number of people in need of assistance and protection has increased from 2.5 million to 2.9 million, a 16 percent rise compared to 2018. Of these people, 1.9 million people require immediate assistance.”
7. Cutaway, reporters
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General:
“The Central African Republic is one of the most dangerous places for humanitarian aid workers, according to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Some 396 incidents directly affecting humanitarian personnel and assets – that’s more than one incident per day – were recorded in 2018. And that was a 17.5 percent increase compared to incidents in 2017.”
9. Wide shot, presser
STORYLINE
The United Nations condemned the killing of a humanitarian worker during a break in into a non-governmental organization’s premises in Batangafo town, in the Central African Republic’s Ouham Prefecture Saturday (5 Jan).

On 5 January, the guard of a non-governmental organization was shot and wounded while he was defending the premises of the organization during a violent break-in. Despite the emergency aid, the guard later died of his wounds.

The United nations spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric told reporters in New York today “Our humanitarian colleagues say they were shocked and saddened” by the killing of the humanitarian worker who “succumbed to injuries following a shooting during a violent break-in at his organization’s premises.”

Dujarric also said “the Government and the the UN’s Humanitarian Country Team have today launched the 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), which requests US$430.7 million to assist 1.7 million extremely vulnerable people.”

The spokesperson also said the number of people in need of assistance and protection in CAR has increased from 2.5 million to 2.9 million, “a 16 percent rise compared to 2018. Of these people, 1.9 million people require immediate assistance.”

The Central African Republic is one of the most dangerous places for humanitarian aid workers, according to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Dujarric said “some 396 incidents directly affecting humanitarian personnel and assets – that’s more than one incident per day – were recorded in 2018. And that was a 17.5 percent increase compared to incidents in 2017.”
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