News in Brief 5 May 2017 (AM)

Humanitarian agencies decision to pull back in CAR is temporary

The decision by four major humanitarian agencies to withdraw partially from the Central African Republic (CAR) amid attacks on their workers is “temporary”, the UN said on Friday.

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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.

Demonstrators attack UN convoy in Bambari town in CAR

An official working with the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), also known as MINUSCA, was injured on Tuesday while riding in a UN convoy headed to the village of Bornou.

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News in Brief 23 March 2017 (PM)

Heavy fighting in south eastern CAR: UN mission

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“Tremendous progress” in CAR, but situation “remains volatile”

“Tremendous progress” has been made in stabilizing the Central African Republic (CAR) since the election of a new government early last year, but the situation “remains volatile.”

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News in Brief 23 February 2017 (AM)

Security essential to reinvigorating South Sudan “bread basket”

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“UN determined to protect civilians in CAR” says peacekeeping chief

The UN Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) is “determined” to protect civilians against armed groups even if it means using force.

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News in Brief 13 February 2016 (PM)

Help small farmers adapt to climate change: FAO

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News in Brief 3 February 2016 (PM)

Tunisia’s efforts to fight terrorism should be grounded in human rights

Tunisia’s efforts to prevent violent extremism, although commendable, should be grounded in human rights, a UN expert said on Friday as he wrapped up a five-day visit to the country.

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News in Brief 26 January 2017 (AM)

Appeal for calm in CAR town

A senior UN humanitarian official in the Central African Republic (CAR) has appealed for calm in the wake of renewed tensions in the town of Bambari, located in the middle of the country.

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