Armed groups fighting in the north of the Central African Republic (CAR) have been given 48 hours to withdraw in order to allow villagers displaced by violence to return home.
The UN wants to clear a 50-kilometer perimeter around the town of Paoua, where thousands are currently seeking shelter.
Some 60,000 people — mostly women — left everything behind in nearby villages, to escape fighting between three armed groups last month, and around 40,000 residents of Paoua, took them in.
Now the food and water is running out.
Cristina Silveiro got the latest from CAR’s Humanitarian Coordinator Najat Rochdi, in the capital Bangui.