Central African Republic

Security Council urges security sector reform ahead of Central African polls

The Security Council today called on the Government of the Central African Republic (CAR) to ensure a speedy and inclusive political dialogue and swift security sector reform as the conflict-plagued country prepares for elections in 2010, urging the world community to provide necessary support.

Central African Republic faces critical moment in bid to recover from conflicts – UN

International assistance is vital to prevent the Central African Republic (CAR) from falling back into political crisis and potential new fighting as it prepares for elections next year after a decade of violence and conflict between Government and rebel forces, the top United Nations official for the country warned today.

Children bearing brunt of Central African Republic’s troubles, says UNICEF official

Children in the Central African Republic (CAR) are paying a heavy price for the troubles faced by the country, and their plight could worsen without urgent international support, said a senior official with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

UN mission in Chad and Central African Republic needs funds – Ban

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is appealing to donor nations and institutions to be generous when they meet next week in Brussels to raise much-needed funds for the UN Mission in Chad and the Central African Republic (CAR).

UN releases latest list of ‘10 Stories the World Should Hear More About’

From the struggles of Colombia’s indigenous people to the countless civilians displaced by violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) to United Nations efforts to crack down on the trafficking of arms, drugs and humans through ports, the UN Department of Public Information (DPI) has unveiled its latest list of stories it believes deserve greater global attention.

Newly-discovered group of displaced Central Africans need urgent aid – UN agency

The United Nations refugee agency today highlighted the plight of a group of over 2,000 displaced civilians who are living in a previously inaccessible and remote area of northern Central African Republic (CAR) and are in urgent need of food, water and health care.

UN seeks $1.5 million to tackle rising malnutrition among Central African children

Malnutrition is on the rise among children in the Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today, appealing for $1.5 million to provide life-saving support.

Urgent action needed to assist over 1 million Central Africans – UN relief official

Urgent action by the international community is needed to assist humanitarian efforts in the Central African Republic (CAR), where conflict has left one-quarter of the population in need of assistance, a senior United Nations relief official said today.

Senior UN relief official voices concern at plight of displaced Central Africans

The situation in the Central African Republic remains highly volatile and those displaced by violence are still traumatized, despite a general improvement in some areas, a senior United Nations humanitarian official said today as she wrapped up a five-day visit to the country.

ICC begins radio series to explain activities to Central Africans

The International Criminal Court (ICC) today launches a series of radio programmes in the Central African Republic (CAR) as part of an outreach campaign aimed at informing the country’s population about the court’s mandate and activities.