Central African Republic

Security Council demands halt to rebel attacks in Central African Republic

The Security Council has demanded that armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) immediately cease hostilities, following attacks on several towns in recent days, and called on all parties to seek a peaceful solution to the current crisis.

Secretary-General Ban strongly condemns rebel attacks in Central African Republic

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the armed attacks on several towns in the Central African Republic (CAR) perpetrated by the coalition of rebel groups known as ‘SELEKA,’ and called on all parties to refrain from acts of violence against civilians.

Security Council concerned over situation in Central African Republic

Expressing their strong concern over the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR), the members of the United Nations Security Council today condemned the attacks conducted by armed groups over the last few days in the country’s north-east, as well as related human rights abuses.

Central African Republic: UN envoy signs agreements on conflict-related sexual violence

A senior United Nations official today concluded a visit to the Central African Republic (CAR) – her first mission abroad since her appointment – with the announcement of two agreements on conflict-related sexual violence with stakeholders in the country’s peace process.

UN official condemns violations of 2008 peace agreement for Central African Republic

A United Nations senior official today condemned all violations of a 2008 peace agreement which helped bring a degree of stability to the Central African Republic (CAR), and urged the peaceful resolution of any disputes there.

UN begins relocation of Central African Republic refugees affected by floods in Chad

The United Nations today announced it has begun relocating Central African Republic (CAR) refugees living in southern Chad to a new site due to floods that have affected the camps hosting some 17,000 people.

Central African Republic at ‘crucial’ juncture, UN envoy tells Security Council

The top United Nations envoy to the Central African Republic (CAR) today stressed the need for the country to continue building on the momentum recently created on the political, security and disarmament fronts.

UN official urges greater support for peacebuilding efforts in Central African Republic

The head of the United Nations peacebuilding office in the Central African Republic (CAR) today urged the international community to support ongoing efforts to restore stability in the country, saying that more $19 million is required to complete its disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) process.

Central African Republic relief efforts facing severe funding shortfall, UN warns

The Central African Republic (CAR) is facing one of the worst humanitarian funding shortfalls in the world, the United Nations warned today, adding that nearly half the country’s population is in dire need of assistance.

UN-backed polio campaign launches in Central African Republic

A United Nations-backed immunization campaign to eradicate polio among Central African children has been launched as part of urgent efforts to deal with the resurgence of the disease in the impoverished country.