Upsurge in violence forces 88,000 people in CAR to flee: UNHCR

An upsurge in violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has forced more than 88,000 people to flee their homes, a spokesperson for the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has said.

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News in Brief 30 May 2017 (AM) – Geneva

CAR rights violations chart 13 years of “violence and impunity” as 88,000 flee violence

Details of horrific rights violations amounting to war crimes in Central African Republic are to be handed over to a special court there tasked with fighting impunity.

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“Cowardly” attack against UN peacekeepers in CAR condemned

The “cowardly” attack against UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) has been strongly condemned by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in the country, Parfait Onyanga-Anyanga.

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Mother tells UN Coordinator in CAR: “we don’t want to cry anymore”

One mother in the Central African Republic (CAR) has told the newly-appointed UN Humanitarian Coordinator there of her one simple hope that “we don’t want to cry anymore.”

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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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