Central African Republic

Ban urges peaceful, credible vote ahead of constitutional referendum in Central African Republic

On the eve of the referendum on the draft Constitution in the Central African Republic, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all national stakeholders to ensure that the referendum is conducted in a peaceful and credible manner.

As Central African Republic prepares to vote, UN rights chief warns of inter-communal strife

On the eve of a constitutional referendum meant to help stabilize the Central African Republic (CAR) amid conflict between Muslims and Christians, the United Nations human rights chief today voiced deep concern at mounting sectarian language, warning of possible “dramatic consequences” given the highly volatile pre-election atmosphere.

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.

Calls for an end to conflict in CAR as the country prepares to welcome the Pope

As the Central African Republic prepares for the visit of Pope Francis to Bangui this weekend, the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, is urging the country’s warring groups to be inspired by the visit to rebuild the nati

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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.

UN mission in CAR taking sex abuse claims “very seriously”

The UN mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) has said it is taking new allegations of misconduct, sexual exploitation and abuse, “very seriously”.

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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.