UN and its relief partners open new base in Central African Republic
The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in an update that the new presence is needed in order to help the civilian population, which currently is unable to access essential goods and receive adequate protection.
The base will serve as a hub for the UN and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working in the area and received financial support from the Swedish Government, OCHA said.
“The presence of the office in Paoua can only to contribute to lessening the suffering of caused by the conflict on the population,” OCHA said.
The CAR has experienced mass population displacements stemming from clashes between government forces and rebel groups as well as the spillover from the conflict in Darfur, Sudan.