Central African Republic

Central African Republic: deploring recent violence, UN envoy says ‘dialogue is only way out of this crisis’

Following a series of incidents earlier this week in the Central African Republic (CAR) capital of Bangui, the top United Nation official in the crisis-riven country strongly deplored the use of violence to resolve differences and had called on all Central Africans to exercise restraint “to avoid an increase of violence with serious consequences.”

As Central African Republic crisis deepens, UN relief chief urges greater efforts to protect civilians

The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator today called for greater and more sustained international commitment to the Central African Republic (CAR), where a worsening humanitarian crisis is impacting half the country's population.

Central African Republic: Security Council condemns violence, reiterates decision to apply sanctions

The United Nations Security Council today expressed its deep concern about the recent upsurge of violence and instability in the Central African Republic (CAR), and reiterated its decision to apply an asset freeze and travel ban to those engaging in or providing support for acts that undermine the peace, stability or security of the country.

Central African Republic: UN police ambushed, illegally detained by armed group

Seven United Nations police were ambushed and illegally detained by armed elements Sunday evening in a province near the Central African Republic (CAR) capital of Bangui, according to reports from the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission there (MINUSCA).

Central African Republic: UN agency delivers food aid to thousands displaced by recent violence in capital

The World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that aid workers have reached more than 30,000 newly displaced people in desperate need of food in the Central African Republic’s capital, Bangui, where the situation remains “tense and volatile” after a new surge in violence.

UN mission in Central African Republic on ‘high alert’ as armed group threatens capital

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) has reported that it is on "high alert" as the situation in the war-torn country remains fragile, with armed groups threatening to destabilize its capital city, Bangui.

UN chief condemns killing of peacekeeper in Central African Republic

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned today the killing of a ‘blue helmet’ from the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), which occurred yesterday in the capital, Bangui.

Despite looting of aid agencies in Central African Republic UN pledges continued support

Despite worsening security conditions and the recent looting of international aid offices in the Central African Republic (CAR), prompting the temporarily relocation of 200 personnel, the United Nations today pledged to keep bringing aid into the war-torn country, where over half the population urgently needs assistance.

Top UN relief official calls for end to Central African Republic violence, resumption of aid

The United Nations humanitarian chief called on all those involved in the violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) to end the hostilities and immediately allow the resumption of assistance.

Ban urges international support to prevent relapse of ‘horrific’ Central African Republic violence

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underscored the need for concerted action to prevent a relapse of the “horrific” violence that tore the Central African Republic (CAR) apart, while appealing for support from the country’s partners to promote long-term peace and development.