Central African Republic

In Central African Republic, Pope Francis calls for peace among Christians and Muslims – UN

The United Nations brought in 250 additional peacekeepers from Côte d’Ivoire over and above those already stationed in the Central African Republic (CAR) to help the authorities provide security for Pope Francis’s two-day visit to Bangui, the war-ravaged country’s capital.

More than a million children need urgent assistance in conflict-torn Central African Republic – UNICEF

Nearly three years after the “devastating” conflict began in the Central African Republic (CAR), an estimated 1.2 million children are now in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, said the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

Use Pope’s visit to restore peace, UN refugee agency tells Central African Republic’s warring sides

The United Nations refugee agency called on warring groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) today to use Pope Francis’s visit this weekend to rebuild national reconciliation after renewed violence since September triggered an 18 per cent increase in internally displaced persons (IDPs) to 447,500.

Central African Republic: UN relief coordinator strongly condemns attacks on sites for internally displaced

The top UN relief official in the Central African Republic (CAR) has condemned repeated and deadly attacks that took place last week on sites for internally displaced people (IDPs) in the towns of Batangafo and Bambari.

New allegations of sexual abuse surface against ‘blue helmets’ in Central African Republic

After new reports of sexual exploitation and abuse surfaced against troops of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), the head of the operation, Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, strongly condemned the alleged incidents and announced that multifunction team would be dispatched to the location to gather the facts.

Security Council condemns attack against UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic

The Security Council today strongly condemned the attack against a checkpoint of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), which followed an outbreak of violence in a camp for internally displace people in the town of Batangafo, during which one peacekeeper from Cameroon was killed.

Central African Republic: UN refugee agency condemns attack on camp in Batangafo

Following a killing and revenge attack on a camp for internally displace people in the Central African Republic (CAR) town of Batangafo, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today expressed concern about the spreading insecurity in the country and condemned the violent attack on the camp.

Ban condemns killing of UN 'blue helmet' in Central African Republic

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the killing today of a peacekeeper from the United Nations mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) following a confrontation with armed elements in the town of Batangafo, amid ongoing violence in the strife-torn country where elections are set to take place before the end of the year.

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.