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DRC: Insecurity and Ebola on Guterres' visit to Beni - RFI

2019-09-01T09:29:11.367Z

The UN Secretary-General arrived on Sunday morning, September 1, in Beni, one of the epicentres of the Ebola outbreak in the north-east



By RFPosted on 01-09-2019Modified on 01-09-2019 at 11:13

The UN Secretary General arrived in Beni on Sunday morning, September 1, one of the epicentres of the Ebola outbreak in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He must visit the Ebola Treatment Center (CTE) in Mangina, the first outbreak of the epidemic that has claimed more than 2,000 deaths, according to the latest figures. The people of Beni, prey to deadly attacks attributed to attacks by ADF rebels, are also waiting for Antonio Guterres on security issues. An issue raised by the Secretary-General of the UN, as soon as he lands.

Antonio Guterres began Saturday, August 31, his " solidarity " visit to Goma, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where he visited a transit center for militiamen who surrender. Antonio Guterres called on the fighters to do the same. In Beni, it is also the theme of the insecurity he immediately mentioned, as soon as he landed in Beni, it is the theme of insecurity that he immediately mentioned.

" I wish, through my presence here today, to reaffirm Monusco's full support in the fight against armed groups that sow fear and death. Monusco and its partners, the FARDC and the Congolese National Police, will continue to work together to bring peace and security to the region. I offer my sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of this violence. It is important that the people of Beni know that we have heard their cries of distress. The United Nations, as a whole, is determined to support the Congolese authorities, local communities and civil society actors in the fight against insecurity. This is one of the topics I will discuss with the national authorities in Kinshasa in a few days, "he said.

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