Central African Republic

Ban: support for national efforts vital as UN departs Chad, Central African Republic

As the United Nations mission in Chad and Central African Republic (CAR) prepares to wrap up, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stressed the need to support both countries as they seek to tackle their respective security and humanitarian challenges on their own.

UN agency sounds alarm over terror campaign by rebels in central Africa

The United Nations refugee agency today expressed concern over population displacement resulting from attacks perpetrated by the notorious Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels in the Central African Republic and neighbouring countries.

Central African Republic can rely on UN to help consolidate peace, Ban pledges

The United Nations will continue to help the Central African Republic (CAR) to consolidate peace after years of ethnic conflict and political unrest by enhancing political dialogue and the reintegration of former fighters into national society.

UN puts spotlight on consolidating peace in Central African Republic

The United Nations today called on the international community to provide critical additional aid to the Central African Republic (CAR) to prevent a resumption of conflict in an impoverished country that is a prime target of UN efforts to consolidate peace in once violence-torn nations.

Central African Republic: protection of displaced vital to peace, says UN expert

The protection of 200,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) is an integral element of the peace-building process in the Central African Republic (CAR), a United Nations human rights expert said today following a week-long visit to the country.

UN report urges Central Africans to press ahead with elections preparations

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged all parties in the Central African Republic (CAR) to forge ahead with preparations for presidential and parliamentary elections, which were originally scheduled for earlier this year but have been postponed several times.

Rebel raids aggravate displacement crisis for Central Africans – UN

Numerous attacks by the insurgents of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in south-eastern Central African Republic (CAR) have displaced an estimated 20,000 people who remain in dire need of humanitarian assistance even as insecurity has made it difficult for aid agencies to reach them, the United Nations reported.

Lack of funds threatens children’s health in Central African Republic – UN

A lack of funds and difficult access for aid workers are threatening the health of millions of people in conflict-plagued areas of the Central African Republic, including hundreds of thousands of children, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported today.

Tackling impunity key challenge for Central African Republic, says UN rights chief

Addressing impunity for human rights violations is one of the top challenges facing the Central African Republic (CAR), as it enters the final stretch before elections, a senior United Nations official said today.

Central African Republic receives new UN peacebuilding funds

The United Nations today announced a further allocation of $20 million from its Peacebuilding Fund to the Central African Republic (CAR) to support security sector reform, economic revitalization and the rule of law in consolidating peace in the impoverished African country.