UN needs urgent funds to feed thousands fleeing terror in Central African Republic

With violence, fighting and rebel attacks spreading terror and uprooting scores of thousands of people in the north-western Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today called for urgent international funding and a presence on the ground to support its emergency feeding operations.

UN office to support national reconciliation in volatile Central African Republic

Responding to the volatile situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) – an impoverished country bordering Chad and Sudan – the United Nations office there plans to support national reconciliation, strengthen democracy and promote good governance, Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a letter released today.

50,000 suffer in ‘forgotten crisis’ in Central African Republic – UN food agency

With international attention focused on other African problems, the United Nations World Food Programme today called on the international community not to lose sight of the suffering of as many as 50,000 displaced people by fighting between the Government and rebels in the Central African Republic (CAR), and to provide additional funding.