Chad: UN agency opens a third camp for refugees from Central African Republic

A continuing flow of people fleeing fighting in northern Central African Republic (CAR) between unidentified armed men and the military have forced the United Nations refugee agency to open a third camp in Chad to accommodate the new arrivals whose number has swelled to 12,500 since June.

Refugees from Central African Republic continue to pour into Chad, UN says

The United Nations refugee agency is urgently seeking a new site for Central African Republic (CAR) refugees in southern Chad because the main camp is reaching its 27,000-person capacity and another 2,000 refugees fleeing continued fighting have crossed the border in the past two weeks.

Annan welcomes border security talks between Cameroon, Chad and CAR

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today congratulated Chad, Central African Republic and host country Cameroon on holding a United Nations-supported meeting to work out ways of collaborating on strengthening border security.

UN agencies rush aid to Central African Republic following devastating floods

United Nations agencies are rushing aid to the Central African Republic (CAR) to forestall an outbreak of diseases and are appealing for substantial international funding after devastating floods swept the capital, Bangui, ruining over 2,500 homes, affecting nearly 20,000 people, and threatening even worse destruction.