Central African Republic

WFP to ramp up food distribution in Central African Republic

The World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling up food distribution to more than one million people in the Central African Republic.

The UN agency says it urgently needs $107 million to support its work through August 2014.

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Famine and malnutrition stalk strife-torn Central African Republic, UN agencies warn

United Nations agencies today warned of possible famine and severe malnutrition in the Central African Republic (CAR), calling on donors to provide urgent funding to mitigate the crisis in the impoverished country where a year of conflict has already killed thousands of people and driven 750,000 others from their homes.

Central African Republic: UN warns children being mutilated amid ongoing turmoil

Attacks against children in the Central African Republic (CAR) have sunk to a “vicious new low,” the United Nations children’s agency warned today, saying that at least two children have been beheaded, and one of them mutilated, in the violence that has gripped the capital since early December.

Ban reiterates call for end to inter-communal violence in Central African Republic

Amid reports of bodies found on the streets of the Central African Republic (CAR) capital of Bangui, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is again appealing for an end to the inter-communal violence between Christians and Muslims, calling the continued fighting “appalling.”

UNICEF urges action to prevent child deaths from malnutrition in Central African Republic

The United Nations has voiced “extreme concern” that recent violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) will cause a sharp increase in children suffering severe malnutrition, putting an already vulnerable population at further risk.

More must be done to aid those uprooted in Central African Republic conflict, UN warns

The United Nations voiced increasing concern today for the security of 710,000 people uprooted by conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) amid difficulty of access to the sites where they have sought shelter and reports of youths prowling around with grenades and machetes.

Rape, mutilations, atrocities mark Central African Republic conflict, UN experts warn

Urgent national and international action is crucial to prevent the Central African Republic (CAR) from plunging into full-scale sectarian conflict and protect civilians, particularly women and children, from atrocities that have already killed thousands and driven 750,000 others from their homes amid reports of rape and mutilation, United Nations human rights officials have warned.

Central African Republic: UN rights official calls for international efforts to avert disaster

The crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR), where thousands of people have been killed and 750,000 others driven from their homes, risks deteriorating even further amid escalating Muslim-Christian clashes and the reported involvement of foreign elements, a top United Nations official warned today, calling for international efforts to help avert disaster.

UN Special Envoy: Fighting has ceased in Bangui, but situation is not “irreversible”

Fighting in Bangui has stopped and the situation is improving, according to the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative in the Central African Republic (CAR).

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Central African Republic: UN experts urge parties to ‘pull back from the brink’ of all-out war

A group of independent United Nations human rights experts today urged all parties in the Central African Republic (CAR), where armed clashes have escalated in recent weeks leading to deaths and population displacement, to step back from the brink of all-out sectarian conflict.