UN / DRC UPDATE

27-Nov-2019 00:02:01
A UN Spokesperson today said that the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) reported that 19 people were killed in a new attack by suspected ADF elements early this morning in Maliki, North West of the village of Oicha. UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 27 NOVEMBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE – RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1.Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

27 NOVEMBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2.Various shots, press briefing room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The UN Peacekeeping Mission there reported that 19 people were killed in a new attack by suspected ADF elements early this morning in Maliki, North West of the village of Oicha. The UN’s Force Intervention Brigade sent a quick reaction team on the ground in liaison with the Congolese Armed Forces. The UN Mission has continued to strengthen cooperation with authorities on the ground, including the army. The UN Peacekeeping Mission has also deployed additional peacekeepers to Beni. The situation in Beni and Butembo remained relatively calm. The UN Mission’s Deputy Special Representative and Acting Force Commander were in Beni today where they met with the Congolese military leadership to discuss further cooperation between the UN peacekeeping forces and the Congolese Army. Limited and mostly peaceful protests have also taken place in Goma.”
4.Wide shot, press briefing room
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Our humanitarian colleagues tell us that torrential rains since October along the Ubangi river have caused flooding, impacting nearly 430,000 people. Yesterday alone, heavy rains and landslides in the capital Kinshasa reportedly killed at least 41 people. Assessments across the country are ongoing to assess the scale of the floods and the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance. A response plan is being developed by the Government with the support from the UN and our partners, prioritizing shelter, water and sanitation and non-food items. We obviously offer our condolences to the families of the victims and stands ready to assist further the Government of the DRC.”
6. Wide shot, press briefing room
STORYLINE
A UN Spokesperson today said that the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) reported that 19 people were killed in a new attack by suspected ADF elements early this morning in Maliki, North West of the village of Oicha.

Speaking to reporters in New York, UN Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said, “the UN’s Force Intervention Brigade sent a quick reaction team on the ground in liaison with the Congolese Armed Forces,” adding that “the UN Mission has continued to strengthen cooperation with authorities on the ground, including the army.”

Dujarric also said, “the UN Peacekeeping Mission has also deployed additional peacekeepers to Beni. The situation in Beni and Butembo remained relatively calm.”

He said that the UN Mission’s Deputy Special Representative and Acting Force Commander were in Beni today where they met with the Congolese military leadership to “discuss further cooperation between the UN peacekeeping forces and the Congolese Army.”

The Spokesperson also noted, “limited and mostly peaceful protests have also taken place in Goma.”

Speaking on the floods affecting the country, Dujarric said, “our humanitarian colleagues tell us that torrential rains since October along the Ubangi river have caused flooding, impacting nearly 430,000 people.”

He explained, on Tuesday (26 Nov) alone, “heavy rains and landslides in the capital Kinshasa reportedly killed at least 41 people,” adding that “assessments across the country are ongoing to assess the scale of the floods and the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance.”

Dujarric continued, “a response plan is being developed by the Government with the support from the UN and our partners, prioritizing shelter, water and sanitation and non-food items.”

He said, “we obviously offer our condolences to the families of the victims and stands ready to assist further the Government of the DRC.”
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