UN launches emergency aid response to fighting in Central African Republic

Calling it “a major humanitarian crisis,” the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is launching emergency action to provide immediate aid to women and children in the northeast of the Central African Republic (CAR) who have been driven from their homes by recent fighting between the Government and rebels.

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.

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.