Central African Republic

Renewed Central African Republic fighting displaces thousands of civilians – UN

Thousands of people are fleeing new violence and reprisal attacks in and around the town of Bambari in Central African Republic (CAR) that have already left at least 45 people dead and scores more wounded, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.

Central African Republic: UN official urges strong action to protect women, girls

With women and girls in Central African Republic (CAR) falling prey to a raft of “terrifying” violations ¬perpetrated by armed groups – from rape to sexual slavery and forced marriage ¬– the head of UN Women today urged the Security Council to take strong action to help restore the rule of law in the country and bolster women’s participation, leadership and protection.

Central African Republic: UN appeals for safe haven for civilians fleeing violence

As ongoing violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) continues to drive civilians to seek safety elsewhere, the United Nations refugee agency is appealing to neighbouring countries to keep their borders open and allow access to safe haven for people on the run.

Relief funds nearly exhausted for crisis in Central African Republic – UN agencies

Less than a week after an urgent funding appeal by the heads of the lead UN food and refugee agencies, lack of donor attention threatening to cut off aid to thousands trying to escape violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) emerged again today as a top item in the bi-weekly humanitarian briefing in Geneva.

Senior UN relief officials call for crisis funding for Central African Republic

Thousands of women and children fleeing the Central African Republic (CAR) for Cameroon arrive in a ‘shocking state,’ malnourished and dangerously ill, the heads of two United Nations humanitarian agencies said today, warning that their funds are nearly exhausted and that hundreds of thousands of people could die unless urgent contributions are received.

Central African Republic: Security Council condemns latest wave of violence

Strongly condemning the latest wave of fighting in the Central African Republic, including Wednesday's deadly attack in the capital, Bangui, on a church that was sheltering thousands of people, the United Nations Security Council today demanded that all armed groups put aside their weapons and take immediate steps “to end the cycle of violence and retaliation.”

Central African Republic: Ban deplores recent attacks, urges end to ‘cycle of violence’

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today strongly condemned recent attacks in the Central African Republic (CAR) and encouraged the country’s Transitional Authority to do everything within its means to prevent further violence and to hold the perpetrators to account.

Central African children fleeing to Cameroon on ‘journey of starvation, death’ – UN

Nearly 30 children – the youngest a baby – died in the past month fleeing violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations refugee agency today confirmed, renewing its appeal for $22 million in urgently-needed funds to help the growing number of people taking “a journey of starvation and death” in search of safety in Cameroon.

Rival youth in Central African Republic build cooperation through work

A street cleaning project with local youths in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, is aiming to promote cooperation and reconciliation between rival Christian and Muslim communities.

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New fighting in northern Central African Republic displaces thousands – UN

As fighting worsens in northern Central African Republic, United Nations humanitarian agencies and partners are working to protect displaced people and children, and to support conflict-hit farmers, it was announced today.