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Security Council approves UN presence in Central African Republic, Chad

The Security Council today established a United Nations-mandated, multidimensional presence, which will include European Union military forces, in eastern Chad and north-eastern Central African Republic (CAR) to help protect civilians and facilitate humanitarian aid to thousands of people uprooted due to insecurity in the two countries and neighbouring Sudan.

Security Council ready to set up UN presence in Chad, Central African Republic

The Security Council said today it is ready to establish a United Nations-mandated, multidimensional presence in eastern Chad and north-eastern Central African Republic (CAR) to help protect civilians and facilitate humanitarian aid to thousands of people uprooted due to insecurity in the two countries and neighbouring Sudan.

UN food agency appeals for help to avert deepening crisis in Central African Republic

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today appealed for increased international donor support to avert a deepening humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR), where hundreds of thousands of people displaced by war and civil conflict are in urgent need of food assistance.

International force in Central African Republic possible – UN humanitarian chief

A multi-dimensional international force could be deployed to the troubled northeast of the Central African Republic (CAR) without the approval of neighbouring Chad, which is beset by its own civil strife, the United Nations’ top humanitarian official said today.

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.