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UN human rights expert called for “immediate international assistance” on human rights violations in Kasai region in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). OHCHR / FILE
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STORY: OHCHR / KASAI HUMAN RIGHTS
TRT: 02:12
SOURCE: OHCHR /FILE
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 22 MARCH 2018, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / FILE

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FILE – WFP - 27 OCTOBER 2017, TSHIKAPA, KASAI REGION, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC)

1. Aerial shot, Tshikapa
2. Wide shot, burnt and destroyed homes

OHCHR - 22 MARCH 2018, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Bacre Ndiaye, Team Leader of the International Team of Experts on the Situation in Kasai, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC):
“One of the main purpose of the investigation is to share our findings with the judiciary in Congo to make sure that we bring an end to impunity. Because impunity has been the bedrock of these human rights violations and we try to bring our contribution to the end of impunity.”

FILE - WFP - 27 OCTOBER 2017, CENTRE DE SANTE KASALA, TSHIKAPA DISTRICT, KASAI REGION, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC)

4. Various shots, mothers with their children waiting to have their babies tested for malnutrition

OHCHR - 22 MARCH 2018, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Bacre Ndiaye, Team Leader of the International Team of Experts on the Situation in Kasai, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC):
“There is a huge humanitarian crisis, maybe the worst in the world today. About the situation in Kasai, people have been uprooted, schools have been burnt, churches and other places of worship have been burned: And people either displaced in their own country, which is a major routine, and tens of thousands are also in the neighbouring countries like Angola.”

FILE - WFP - 27 OCTOBER 2017, CENTRE DE SANTE KASALA, TSHIKAPA DISTRICT, KASAI REGION, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC)

6. Various shots, baby tested for malnutrition

OHCHR - 22 MARCH 2018, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Bacre Ndiaye, Team Leader of the International Team of Experts on the Situation in Kasai, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC):
“We believe the response to this humanitarian crisis is really, far below the needs, let’s say maybe 15 per cent of the needs have been covered. Despite what is called donor fatigue, the problem is people unfortunately are victimised and for them it is fresh. They are not the victims of the past. They are the victims of today."

FILE - WFP - 27 OCTOBER 2017, TSHIKAPA DISTRICT, KASAI REGION, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC)

8. Wide shot, WFP food distribution

OHCHR - 22 MARCH 2018, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

9. SOUNDBITE (English) Bacre Ndiaye, Team leader of the International Team of Experts on the situation in Kasai, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC):
“We try to prevent the situation from developing by encouraging immediate international assistance to these people, victims of the situation in Kasai.”

FILE - WFP - 27 OCTOBER 2017, TSHIKAPA DISTRICT, KASAI REGION, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC)

10. Wide shot, WFP food distribution

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Impunity has been the bedrock of human rights violations in Kasai region in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where over a million people have been displaced in the past year, a UN expert said.

Bacre Ndiaye is the team leader of the international team of experts, set up by the UN Human Rights Council resolution 35/33 to investigate human rights violations in Kasai region of the DRC.

Speaking to media in Geneva Thursday (22 Mar) he said “one of the main purpose of the investigation is to share our findings with the judiciary in Congo to make sure that we bring an end to impunity. Because impunity has been the bedrock of these human rights violations and we try to bring our contribution to the end of impunity.”

Ndiaye also noted that the humanitarian crisis in DRC “maybe the worst in the world today,” adding that in Kasai, “people have been uprooted, schools have been burnt, churches and other places of worship have been burned: And people either displaced in their own country, which is a major routine, and tens of thousands are also in the neighbouring countries like Angola.”

The Human Rights Council earlier called for action to address the humanitarian crisis.

The UN human rights expert reiterated “we believe the response to this humanitarian crisis is really far below the needs, let’s say maybe 15 per cent of the needs have been covered.”

He added “despite what is called donor fatigue, the problem is people unfortunately are victimised and for them it is fresh. They are not the victims of the past. They are the victims of today.”

Nydiaye called for “immediate international assistance” to prevent the situation from worsening.

The Grand Kasai encompasses five of the DRC’s 26 provinces.

Nydiaye highlighted the complexity of the violence and human rights violations that have forced people from their homes, escaping violence allegedly perpetrated by a variety of militias and the Congolese government.

The team of experts is expected to present a report to the UN Human Rights Council, during its next sitting in June.

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