UN / CAR

19-Oct-2022 00:02:28
The head of the UN Mission in the Central African Republic, Valentine Rugwabiza, said that the resurgence of armed groups’ activity and the use of explosive devices in the border areas in the northwest of the country are making access to people who are in urgent and critical need of humanitarian assistance “difficult, if not impossible.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / CAR
TRT: 02:28
SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: FRENCH / NATS

DATELINE: 19 OCTOBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE - NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, UN headquarters exterior

19 OCTOBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Security Council
3. SOUNDBITE (French) Valentine Rugwabiza, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA):
“The protection of civilians against abuse and physical violence continues to be hindered by the threats posed by a resurgence of activities by armed groups on the border areas of the Western Sector of the Central African Republic. These areas are the most affected by the laying of mines and explosive devices. Mines and devices that our own force has fallen victim to at the beginning of this month.”
4. Med shot, delegates
5. SOUNDBITE (French) Valentine Rugwabiza, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA):
“The resurgence of armed groups’ activity and the use of explosive devices in the border areas in the northwest of the country are making access to people who are in urgent and critical need of humanitarian assistance difficult, if not impossible.”
6. Med shot, delegates
7. SOUNDBITE (French) Valentine Rugwabiza, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA):
“The calm noted in certain parts of the national territory, thanks to the redeployment of national defense and security forces and the proactive and preventive posture of MINUSCA, has meant that people are more freely able to move around and meant that more displaced persons and refugees have been able to return into areas recently free from the grip of armed groups. However, the humanitarian needs of people living in these areas remain alarming and call for a continued mobilization of humanitarian partners.”
8. Med shot, delegates
9. SOUNDBITE (French), Sylvie Valérie Baïpo-Temon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Francophonie and Central Africans abroad, Central African Republic (CAR):
“The efforts by my government are gradually beginning to bear fruit, and this has been shown. The political process for peace in the Central African Republic is a priority for the government.”
10. Med shot, delegates
11. SOUNDBITE (French), Sylvie Valérie Baïpo-Temon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Francophonie and Central Africans abroad, Central African Republic (CAR):
“Violence feeds violence, and that is why today, more ever than effort, we need to fight collectively against the forces of evil and the reasons for the crisis in my country - the armed groups - and not dwell on the consequences. Let's go for the source first.”
12. Wide shot, Security Council
STORYLINE
The head of the Peacekeeping Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), Valentine Rugwabiza, said that the resurgence of armed groups’ activity and the use of explosive devices in the border areas in the northwest of the country are making access to people who are in urgent and critical need of humanitarian assistance “difficult, if not impossible.”

At the Security Council today (19 Oct), Rugwabiza said that the protection of civilians against abuse and physical violence continues to be hindered by the threats posed by a resurgence of activities by armed groups on the border areas of the Western Sector of the Central African Republic (CAR).

She added, “These areas are the most affected by the laying of mines and explosive devices. Mines and devices that our own force has fallen victim to at the beginning of this month.”

According to Rugwabiza, the calm noted in certain parts of CAR, thanks to the redeployment of national defense and security forces and the proactive and preventive posture of MINUSCA, “has meant that people are more freely able to move around and meant that more displaced persons and refugees have been able to return into areas recently free from the grip of armed groups.”

However, she continued, “the humanitarian needs of people living in these areas remain alarming and call for a continued mobilization of humanitarian partners.”

Also addressing the Council, Sylvie Valérie Baïpo-Temon, Minister of Foreign Affairs of CAR, said, “The efforts by my government are gradually beginning to bear fruit, and this has been shown. The political process for peace in the Central African Republic is a priority for the government.”

She also stated, “Violence feeds violence, and that is why today, more ever than effort, we need to fight collectively against the forces of evil and the reasons for the crisis in my country - the armed groups - and not dwell on the consequences. Let's go for the source first.”
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