DRC / VIOLENCE DISPLACED CHILDREN

19-Feb-2021 00:02:51
The lives and futures of more than three million displaced children are at risk in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) while the world is looking the other way, according to a report released today by the UN Children’s Fund. UNICEF
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STORY: DRC / VIOLENCE DISPLACED CHILDREN
TRT: 2:51
SOURCE: UNICEF
RESTRICTIONS: PLEASE CREDIT UNICEF ON SCREEN
LANGUAGE: LENDU /NATS

DATELINE: OCTOBER 2020, ITURI AND NORTH KIVU, DEMOCRATIC REUBLIC OF CONGO
SHOTLIST
1.Pan right, floor of abandoned house with abandoned items
2.Close up, UNICEF schoolbook on floor of abandoned house
3.Tilt up, remaining wall of destroyed house
4.Drone shot, destroyed buildings
5.Med shot, machine gun and UN soldier on top of a vehicle
6.Med shot, UN soldier on vehicle
7.Wide shot, UN peacekeeper in vehicle
8.Drone shot, convoy with peacekeepers
9.Various drone shots, displaced camp
10.Med shot, child waking up
11.Med shot, family sitting amongst belongings
12.Med shot, child sleeping
13.Wide shot, abandoned church building used by displaced families
14.Wide shot, cooking space in displaced camp
15.Med shot, girl fanning fire
16.Close up hands taking corn off cob
17.Close up, old woman
18.Wide shot, old woman and family preparing food in camp
19.SOUNDBITE (Lendu) Anasthasia Chove, 72 years old.
“I’ve come to this camp three times in my life, the first time was in 2003. Then I came here again in 2017, and then again last year.
20.Wide shot, boy sitting by fire
21.Wide shot, fires in displaced cam and lightening in sky

STORYINE:

The lives and futures of more than three million displaced children are at risk in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) while the world is looking the other way, according to a report released today by the UN Children’s Fund.

In the east of the country, a succession of brutal attacks by fighters using machetes and heavy weapons have forced whole communities to flee with only the barest of possessions. Entire families -- including children – have been hacked to death. Health centres and schools have been ransacked, and whole villages set ablaze.

The UNICEF report calls for an end to the conflict which has fueled one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. UN figures show that there are currently 5.2 million displaced people in the DRC, more than in any country except Syria. Fifty per cent have been displaced in the last twelve months.

Displaced families live in crowded settlements that lack safe water, health care and other basic services. Others are accommodated by impoverished local communities. In the most violence-afflicted provinces of Ituri, North Kivu, South Kivu and Tanganyika, more than 8 million people are acutely food insecure.

The report recounts the testimony of children who have been recruited as militia fighters, subjected to sexual assault, and suffered other grave violations of their rights. Such violations registered a 16 per cent increase in the first six months of 2020 compared to the previous year.

Delivering relief assistance to populations who have been displaced is complex, and often hampered by insecurity and a weak transport infrastructure.

A rapid response programme directed by UNICEF with national partner NGOs offers a temporary solution, providing tarpaulins, cooking utensils, jerrycans and other essentials to nearly 500,000 people in 2020.

Security is a major concern for workers from UNICEF and their local and international partners.

UNICEF says that while the situation remains highly volatile, the Congolese army is trying to curb the power of the militia groups and re-assert the authority of the state. It says that building on these tenuous signs of progress must be the pri
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/ VIOLENCE DISPLACED CHILDREN
TRT: 2:51
SOURCE: UNICEF
RESTRICTIONS: PLEASE CREDIT UNICEF ON SCREEN
LANGUAGE: LENDU /NATS

DATELINE: OCTOBER 2020, ITURI AND NORTH KIVU, DEMOCRATIC REUBLIC OF CONGO

SHOTLIST:

1.Pan right, floor of abandoned house with abandoned items
2.Close up, UNICEF schoolbook on floor of abandoned house
3.Tilt up, remaining wall of destroyed house
4.Drone shot, destroyed buildings
5.Med shot, machine gun and UN soldier on top of a vehicle
6.Med shot, UN soldier on vehicle
7.Wide shot, UN peacekeeper in vehicle
8.Drone shot, convoy with peacekeepers
9.Various drone shots, displaced camp
10.Med shot, child waking up
11.Med shot, family sitting amongst belongings
12.Med shot, child sleeping
13.Wide shot, abandoned church building used by displaced families
14.Wide shot, cooking space in displaced camp
15.Med shot, girl fanning fire
16.Close up hands taking corn off cob
17.Close up, old woman
18.Wide shot, old woman and family preparing food in camp
19.SOUNDBITE (Lendu) Anasthasia Chove, 72 years old.
“I’ve come to this camp three times in my life, the first time was in 2003. Then I came here again in 2017, and then again last year.
20.Wide shot, boy sitting by fire
21.Wide shot, fires in displaced cam and lightening in sky

STORYINE:

The lives and futures of more than three million displaced children are at risk in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) while the world is looking the other way, according to a report released today by the UN Children’s Fund.

In the east of the country, a succession of brutal attacks by fighters using machetes and heavy weapons have forced whole communities to flee with only the barest of possessions. Entire families -- including children – have been hacked to death. Health centres and schools have been ransacked, and whole villages set ablaze.

The UNICEF report calls for an end to the conflict which has fueled one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. UN figures show that there are currently 5.2 million displaced people in the DRC, more than in any country except Syria. Fifty per cent have been displaced in the last twelve months.

Displaced families live in crowded settlements that lack safe water, health care and other basic services. Others are accommodated by impoverished local communities. In the most violence-afflicted provinces of Ituri, North Kivu, South Kivu and Tanganyika, more than 8 million people are acutely food insecure.

The report recounts the testimony of children who have been recruited as militia fighters, subjected to sexual assault, and suffered other grave violations of their rights. Such violations registered a 16 per cent increase in the first six months of 2020 compared to the previous year.

Delivering relief assistance to populations who have been displaced is complex, and often hampered by insecurity and a weak transport infrastructure.

A rapid response programme directed by UNICEF with national partner NGOs offers a temporary solution, providing tarpaulins, cooking utensils, jerrycans and other essentials to nearly 500,000 people in 2020.

Security is a major concern for workers from UNICEF and their local and international partners.

UNICEF says that while the situation remains highly volatile, the Congolese army is trying to curb the power of the militia groups and re-assert the authority of the state. It says that building on these tenuous signs of progress must be the priority, and the international community has a crucial part to play.

However, solidarity with the DRC has shown signs of fraying. UNICEF’s 2021 humanitarian appeal for USD 384.4 million is currently only 11 per cent funded.
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