UN / DRC UPDATE

03-Oct-2023 00:01:23
A spokesperson said that peacekeepers from the UN mission in Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) “have launched a joint operation with the Congolese armed forces against the armed group known as CODECO.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / DRC UPDATE
TRT: 01:23
SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 03 OCTOBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

03 OCTOBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Dujarric at the podium
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Quick update from our peacekeeping colleagues in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They tell us that the UN peacekeepers on the ground have launched a joint operation with the Congolese armed forces against the armed group known as CODECO. This operation is taking place in the Djugu territory – in the province of Ituri, and comes in response to recent attacks against civilians and the presence of CODECO members in the area, including most recently near the Lala camp for displaced persons, which is about 9 kilometres southeast of Djugu.”
4. Med shot, journalists
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“On that occasion, peacekeepers were deployed. They fired warning shots as they observed CODECO members approaching the site, forcing them to withdraw. Peacekeepers are continuing to patrol the area to protect civilians and deter armed groups, including by physical protection to more than 100,000 displaced men, women and children who have been displaced through four temporary bases in the Djugu territory.”
6. Wide shot, briefing room
STORYLINE
A spokesperson said that peacekeepers from the UN mission in Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) “have launched a joint operation with the Congolese armed forces against the armed group known as CODECO.”

Briefing journalists today (03 Oct) in New York, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric, said, “This operation is taking place in the Djugu territory – in the province of Ituri, and comes in response to recent attacks against civilians and the presence of CODECO members in the area, including most recently near the Lala camp for displaced persons, which is about 9 kilometres southeast of Djugu.”

He continued, “on that occasion, peacekeepers were deployed.”

Dujarric added, “they fired warning shots as they observed CODECO members approaching the site, forcing them to withdraw.”

The spokesperson concluded, “peacekeepers are continuing to patrol the area to protect civilians and deter armed groups, including by physical protection to more than 100,000 displaced men, women and children who have been displaced through four temporary bases in the Djugu territory.”
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