Central African Republic

UN stresses need for access to thousands affected by Central African Republic violence

United Nations officials continued to voice their concern today over the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) – where more than 30 people have been killed, over 100 have been wounded and thousands are seeking shelter amid the recent upsurge in violence – and stressed the need for free movement for aid workers to reach those in need.

Renewed attacks in Central African Republic prompt UN call for end to violence

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council today called for an immediate end to the sudden eruption of violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) which has led to more than 30 deaths and left over 100 wounded.

Central African Republic: UN and relief agencies condemn renewed violence against civilians

The interim United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator, Marc Vandenberghe and the entire humanitarian community in the Central African Republic (CAR) today condemned renewed violence against civilians in the capital, Bangui, and called on all parties to respect international law, to protect civilians and ensure that they can relocate from insecure areas.

New allegation of sexual exploitation received by UN mission in Central African Republic

A new allegation of sexual exploitation in the Central African Republic (CAR) was received today by the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country, reportedly committed by one of its civilian staff last Saturday.

Senior UN official outlines steps taken in response to Central African Republic abuse allegations

The United Nations peacekeeping chief today announced that following reports of alleged sexual exploitation and abuse, seven peacekeepers serving with the UN mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) have been repatriated, while nine have had their payments suspended.

UN peacekeeping chief announces weapons-free zone in Central African Republic town

The United Nations has established a weapons-free zone in the town of Bambari in the Central African Republic (CAR), the world body’s peacekeeping chief announced today at the end of a four-day visit to the country.

Citing marginal gains, UN human rights chief warns Central African Republic still ‘gripped by fear’

The human rights situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) is far better than it was at the height of the conflict in late 2013 and early 2014, but is still a cause of anxiety for both the country’s own inhabitants and the United Nations, the world body’s human rights chief said today.

UN human rights chief deplores new allegation of sexual abuse in CAR

United Nations staff in the Central African Republic (CAR) learned on 30 August that a girl was allegedly sexually abused around a year ago by a member of the French military force there, known as Sangaris, according to the world body’s human rights chief.