Central African Republic

Central African Republic: UN officials cite funding, stabilization as priorities

United Nations officials in the Central African Republic (CAR) highlighted today the lack of sufficient funding for humanitarian operations and the constant instability as the main challenges in pulling the country out of its current crisis, and urged the international community for support.

Central African Republic: sexual violence is constant threat, UN envoy warns

Despite some improvement in the security situation of the Central African Republic (CAR) – especially in the capital, Bangui – conditions remain grave for civilians and sexual violence continues to be used by all parties during attacks, particularly against women and children, a United Nations envoy discovered during a recent trip to the country.

World must ‘sit up and pay attention’ to situation in Central African Republic – UN rights chief

Despite the recent halt in large-scale violence that took place in crisis-riven Central African Republic (CAR) in December and January, people are still being killed every day, the United Nations human rights chief warned today, deploring the “dire” humanitarian situation facing the country and calling on the international community to dramatically step up vital aid efforts.

Urgent action needed to tackle food crisis in strife-torn Central African Republic – UN

A senior United Nations relief official today stressed the need to act quickly to assist people suffering from food insecurity and malnutrition in the Central African Republic (CAR), after witnessing the alarming situation first-hand during a visit to the strife-torn nation.

Central African Republic: UN agency appeals for funding to scale up health response

With about half of the health facilities in strife-torn Central African Republic (CAR) having been looted, the United Nations today appealed for immediate additional resources to scale up efforts to meet the country’s significant health needs.

Cameroon: UN steps up measures to address alarming health situation of Central African refugees

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) and its partners said today that they are stepping up efforts to help the growing numbers of Central African refugees arriving ill in Cameroon due to hunger and exhaustion during their arduous flight from the war-torn country.

Central African Republic: Ban meets religious leaders, urges support for efforts to unite communities

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was “honoured” to meet at Headquarters with three religious leaders from the Central African Republic (CAR), whom he described as a “powerful symbol of their country’s longstanding tradition of peaceful coexistence.”

Warning signs of genocide in CAR

The warning signs of a possible genocide in the Central African Republic, including hate speech, are increasingly evident according to a senior United Nations official.

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Central African Republic: UN probe set to investigate reports of rights violations

Underscoring the Central African Republic’s (CAR) history of coups, violence and impunity, the head of a United Nations inquiry warned today that the spread of hate speech and the collapse of law and order in the strife-riven country are likely precursors to grave human rights violations, including genocide.

‘Extremely grave’ situation in Central African Republic demands urgent action – UN official

Painting a grim picture of war-torn Central African Republic (CAR), where months of inter-religious violence has wrecked State institutions, left millions on the brink of starvation and now threatens to suck in the wider region, the top United Nations relief official today called for urgent international action – more peacekeepers and more aid – to end the crisis.