Central African Republic

Central African Republic: UN calls on donors to close massive funding gap

Unless additional funding is secured for the Central African Republic (CAR), nearly two million desperate people will be forced to go without food and basic necessities, the United Nations said today, as regional leaders attending an African Union summit in Ethiopia discuss ways to stop the ongoing fighting.

Insecurity in Central African Republic hampering access to civilians outside Bangui

Unless the security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) improves, humanitarian agencies will not have sufficient access to people in the provinces outside the capital Bangui, the United Nations relief arm today warned.

Ban welcomes new efforts to put Central African Republic ‘back on track’

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the establishment of a new transition Government in the Central African Republic (CAR), and urged determined national and international efforts to stop sectarian violence which is affecting more than half of the country’s population.

Security Council authorizes EU force, new sanctions regime in Central African Republic

Seriously concerned by widespread human rights violations and the “increasing cycle of violence and retaliation” in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations peacebuilding office in the country, authorized the use of force by European Union troops, and added travel bans and asset freezes to an arms embargo already in place.

Central African Republic at critical juncture, UN human rights chief warns

Warning that the Central African Republic (CAR) is now at a critical juncture, the United Nations human rights chief today called on the international community to help restore security in the country, including by boosting the peacekeeping effort there.

Central African Republic: despite insecurity, UN provides food for hundreds of thousands

The United Nations today called for security to be re-established along the main roads in strife-torn Central African Republic (CAR) to allow access for vital aid and humanitarian staff as 38 trucks with a month’s supply of food for 155,000 people remained blocked at the frontier.

Brutality against children in Central African Republic reaches unprecedented levels – UN

With brutality against children in the Central African Republic (CAR) reaching unprecedented levels as youngsters are maimed, killed and beheaded, and amid rampant sexual violence, the world community must use all the tools at its disposal to stop the conflict, the Security Council was warned today.

Human rights on agenda as genocide threat hangs over CAR

The human rights situation in the Central African Republic is being discussed by experts in Geneva on Monday.

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UN urges stronger response to ‘crisis of epic proportions’ in Central African Republic

United Nations officials today called for a stronger response to prevent further human suffering in the Central African Republic (CAR), which Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described as “a crisis of epic proportions.”

Children recover after being released from armed groups in CAR

Twenty-three children in the Central African Republic are recovering in a UN-supported recovery centre after being released by armed groups in the capital, Bangui.

The children, including six girls, are between 14 and 17 years old.

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