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CONGO | "When you're displaced, your thoughts can be too"
Description: “When you’re displaced from your home, your thoughts can be displaced too,” says Sifa Clementine. Sifa oversees MSF’s mental health activities in Mweso, a small town in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Today, Sifa and her team are running a theatre production on sexual violence for the local community. The setting is the displacement camp that sits across the road from Mweso’s General Hospital, where Sifa and her team work. The actors in the play are all MSF mental health counsellors. Over the course of the next three hours, the team connects with the 200-strong audience through song, dance and drama. At the end of the play, there’s a valuable moment for the audience to reflect on what they’ve seen, as a form of group discussion. The event is designed to inform the people of the camp that MSF is in the community, and is there to listen. “When we see a problem in the community, we act out these problems and educate in this way. “Often, a person's behaviour is affected by what they have gone through. That is when behaviour changes." Referring to the character of the daughter in the play, Sifa goes on to explain: “In her village, for example, she didn't drink alcohol, but now she does. She steals food in the house and she sells it for drinks. “The sketches show people what can happen, and how they can overcome these problems.” To find out more, visit mweso.msf.org.uk Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. SUBSCRIBE HERE: http://bit.ly/15M9M8v Help us caption & translate this video! https://amara.org/v/bjHF/
  19 Oct 2017   3m48s 12 278 0
CONGO | "We share their trauma"
Description: MSF’s mental health work in Mweso began in 2009, helping local communities and people displaced by conflict. The North Kivu region of Congo that borders Rwanda and Uganda, and home to Virunga National Park, has been in a state of constant unrest since the Great Lakes Crisis that began after the Rwandan genocide in the mid-1990s. The second largest country on the African continent by area, Democratic Republic of Congo is a fragile and conflict-affected state and receives more aid from MSF than any other country in which we operate. The MSF team of psycho-social counsellors is drawn from the communities surrounding Mweso. They connect with their clients using empathy, by creating a safe and secure environment where they are able to work through the traumas they have lived. Coming from the same communities as their clients, the Mweso team understand all too well the social taboos around mental health, as well as the traumatic events people are subjected to on an almost daily basis. Conflict, armed robberies, and sexual and domestic violence are just some of issues people face in North Kivu. Theatre is one of the many interventions the team provides. Along with psycho-educational activities such as this, Mweso’s mental health team also provide therapeutic counselling for trauma related issues - such as sexual violence, psychological first-aid, psycho-social stimulation for nutrition, individual counselling and support groups for people living with conditions such as HIV, TB and diabetes, as well as referrals for psychiatric care. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. SUBSCRIBE HERE: http://bit.ly/15M9M8v Help us caption & translate this video! https://amara.org/v/bcKz/
  12 Oct 2017   3m38s 6 279 0
Over 500,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh & other topics - Daily Briefing (28 September 2017)
Description: Daily Press Briefing: Bangladesh/Myanmar, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Middle East, Syria, Dominica, Abortion, Yemen Cholera, Tobacco, Rabies, Maritime Day, International Access Day, Global Compact, Guest Briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General HIGHLIGHTS --------------------- - NUMBER OF ROHINGYA REFUGEES IN BANGLADESH TOPS 500,000 – U.N. - DR CONGO: U.N. MISSION DEPLOYS TROOPS TO DETER ATTACKS IN UVIRA - MIDDLE EAST QUARTET WELCOMES EFFORTS TO CREATE CONDITIONS FOR PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY TO ASSUME RESPONSIBILITIES IN GAZA - NEW ROUND OF SYRIA TALKS TO BEGIN NEXT MONTH – U.N. SPECIAL ENVOY - U.N. OFFICIAL ARRIVES IN DOMINICA TO SURVEY DAMAGE OF HURRICANE MARIA - 25 MILLION UNSAFE ABORTIONS OCCUR EVERY YEAR– U.N. HEALTH AGENCY - YEMEN: U.N.I.C.E.F. AIRLIFTS SUPPLIES TO TREAT SOME 300,000 CHOLERA PATIENTS - U.N HEALTH AGENCY SAYS IT WILL NOT ENGAGE WITH NEW SMOKE-FREE WORLD FOUNDATION - ON INTERNATIONAL DAY, U.N. LAUNCHES ANTI-RABIES INITIATIVE - WORLD MARITIME DAY SPOTLIGHTS PEOPLE WORKING IN SHIPPING INDUSTRY - ON INTERNATIONAL DAY, U.N. HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF ACCESS TO INFORMATION - U.N. GLOBAL COMPACT TO CHANGE ITS CONTRIBUTION STRUCTURE NEXT YEAR Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=28%20September%202017
  28 Sep 2017   21m23s 14 627 0
Kasai Flash Appeal - Sept 2017
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  14 Sep 2017   1m36s 3 108 0
Engaging Communities in Forest Management and Bringing Sustainable Benefits in DRC
Description: DRC has the second largest intact block of rainforest in the world. It covers more than half of the remaining rainforest in the Congo Basin. As one of the least developed countries in the world, economic development is a top priority and the country’s forests are under increasing threat. DRC’s loses almost half a million hectares of forest each year, putting it in the top ten worldwide in terms area lost.
  11 Sep 2017   8m4s 6 233 0
The story of Christelle in the DR Congo
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  21 Aug 2017   4m14s 1 22 0
UN deputy chief briefed Security Council on recent visit to Nigeria and DR Congo
Description: Remarks to the Security Council by Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, on recent visit to Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo during session on Peace and Security in Africa.
  10 Aug 2017   12m10s 10 443 0
DR Congo: Violence in Kasai could amount to crimes under international law
Description: Violence in the Kasai provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo is of grave concern. The UN Human Rights Office in a report warns that the atrocities, which have seen more than 251 people killed in one territory - the Kamonia territory in Kasai - in a period of four months, could amount to crimes under international law.
  04 Aug 2017   2m14s 6 1305 0
Children in Central African Republic increasingly targeted - UN warns
Description: Months of fighting in the Central African Republic have led to rising numbers of children killed and raped, as well as people forcefully displaced - UN aid officials warned.
  18 Jul 2017   51s 9 320 0
Dimeze's story in the DR Congo
Description: The traumatic experiences of her rape triggered behavioural changes in Dimeze. She started to hit her children, no longer cared for them, and would throw stones at people on the streets. She was only able to talk about her rape with PAIF staff, who helped her overcome her depression.
  14 Jul 2017   2m43s 1 18 0
Shukuru's story in the DR Congo
Description: Shukuru’s world came crashing down on her when she was raped shortly after her husband died. Utterly impoverished, she learnt how to make doughnuts with PAIF. Now she and her children live off the proceeds from selling snacks.
  14 Jul 2017   2m18s 1 45 0
DR Congo: Thousands flee escalating violence in Kasai region
Description: Thousands of people continue to flee fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Kasai Region. Some have sought shelter in neighbouring provinces following attacks on their homes. They arrive tired and hungry after walking for weeks in search of safety. Read more: http://www.unhcr.org/news/briefing/2017/7/596db81b4/car-violence-driving-refugees-northern-drc-local-communities-stretched.html Information for media: If you would like to use this video to communicate refugee stories or require B-Roll, transcripts, stills or much more information, please contact hqvideo@unhcr.org. --- Keep up to date with our latest videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/unhcr?sub_confirmation=1 -- UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, works to protect and assist those fleeing war and persecution. Since 1950, we have helped tens of millions of people find safety and rebuild their lives. With your support, we can restore hope for many more. Read more at http://UNHCR.org Support our work with refugees now by subscribing to this channel, liking this video and sharing it with your friends and contacts. Thanks so much for your help.
  14 Jul 2017   2m14s 9 379 0