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UN peacekeepers protecting hundreds displaced by Central African Republic fighting

Fresh clashes in the Central African Republic’s southeast have driven some 400 people to seek shelter at a UN base there, the United Nations Spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Central African Republic: ‘Transform dreams of peace into reality’: mission chief tells Security Council

Updating the Security Council on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Friday, the head of the UN Mission in the country, MINUSCA, called on the country’s friends and partners, including the Council, to “transform the dreams of peace, prosperity and development of millions of Central Africans into a lasting reality”.

At UN, Central African Republic President outlines country’s peace, reconciliation process

The President of the Central African Republic (CAR), Faustin Archange Touadéra, reaffirmed today at the United Nations General Assembly his determination and that of his Government to make the peace efforts succeed, but stressed that the country suffers from limited capacity as it continues to cope with a raft of post-conflict challenges.

Central African Republic: UN cites ‘dire’ situation for children; amid threats, some aid work suspended

Four international humanitarian organizations have temporarily suspended activities in northern Central African Republic (CAR) after dozens of attacks on aid workers in the region, the United Nations humanitarian office today said.

UN agency and partners seek $500 million for Nigeria and Central African Republic refugee crises

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and its partners today called on donor nations for more than half-a-billion dollars this year to help hundreds of thousands of people forced to flee conflicts in Nigeria and the Central African Republic (CAR), and for the host communities providing them with shelter and other basic services.

Central African Republic violence displaces nearly 1 million, UN agency says

The humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic remains dire with insecurity hampering the delivery of aid to the more than 935,000 people displaced by the violence, the United Nations refugee agency today said.

Visiting region, top political official assures Central African leader of UN engagement

Meeting in Douala, Cameroon with the Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations' political chief has affirmed the world Organization's continued support for transitional political agreements and humanitarian efforts in the embattled country.

Child abuse, rape, armed recruitment rampant in Central African Republic, UN reports

Grave violations against children are being perpetrated by all parties to the various conflicts in the Central African Republic (CAR), including rape and armed recruitment into the fighting forces, according to a United Nations report released today.

Inclusive dialogue key to all other progress in Central African Republic – UN report

Without concrete and substantive progress in inclusive political dialogue in the Central African Republic (CAR), efforts to achieve improvement in security, rule of law and development will remained stalled in a country that is beset by unrest, widespread displacement and entrenched poverty, according to United Nations report released today.

Secretary-General lowers number of proposed UN Chad force by 1,000

A highly mobile peacekeeping force of at least 4,900, about 1,000 less than previously proposed, backed by 18 helicopters, will be needed to replace European troops next year in strife-torn areas of Chad and Central African Republic (CAR), where hundreds of thousands of refugees and displaced people are seeking shelter, according to a United Nations report released today.