Central African Republic

Senior UN envoy ‘hopeful’ over prospects for peace in Central African Republic

Strife-torn Central African Republic is showing signs of moving towards broad national dialogue – a direction prescribed by the Security Council as critical to ensure lasting peace – the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for the country has said today.

Muslim group trapped by Central African Republic violence face dire situation, warns UN

The United Nations refugee agency voiced concern today over the “deteriorating situation” facing more than 400 members of a Muslim minority group trapped by the ongoing violence fracturing the Central African Republic (CAR).

Central African Republic: rebels clash with UN peacekeepers during weekend fighting

The United Nations mission in the Central African Republic has said it is concerned about fighting that took place this weekend in several locations around the country, including between anti-Balaka members and peacekeepers.

Central African Republic: Security Council appeals to rebels to lay down arms

The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the recent resurgence of violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) and reiterated its appeal to all parties to the conflict to “immediately and permanently” lay down their arms, release all children from their ranks, and embark upon the path of dialogue as the only viable means towards achieving lasting peace.

Central African Republic: UNICEF warns two out of five children without vital aid

Two out of five children urgently needing humanitarian aid in Central African Republic are without it, thanks to a critical lack of funding and continued conflict, a year after extreme violence tore through the country, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said today.

Central African Republic: UN mission captures rebel leader

The Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) has announced today the arrest of Chadian rebel leader and former CAR official, Mahamat Abdul Kadre.

Central African Republic in ‘critical phase’ of transition – UN peacekeeping chief

Despite a volatile security situation and ongoing fighting throughout the country, the Central African Republic (CAR) is now entering “a critical phase” in its transition to stability and democracy, the top United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council today, as he urged the international community to remain engaged in the war-torn country.

Central African Republic: UN chief says security fragile, calls for vote by August 2015

The United Nations Secretary-General met today with the Head of State of the Transition of the Central African Republic, Catherine Samba-Panza, noting that the security situation in the country remained fragile, and agreeing on the need for urgent progress to establish an inclusive political process.

In Central African Republic, UN team investigates outbreak of sectarian violence

A United Nations humanitarian mission has visited a town in the Central African Republic (CAR) amid an outburst of violence that left at least 14 people injured and three killed, the Organization’s humanitarian relief office announced today.

Sectarian clashes displace thousands in south-eastern Central African Republic, UN warns

An upsurge in violent attacks this week between communities in a town near the Central African Republic’s border with South Sudan has left at least 10 people injured and thousands more displaced, marking the first major inter-community incident in the region since the country’s crisis began in 2012, the United Nations humanitarian relief office said today.