Central African Republic

‘Warning signs are flashing’ in crisis-torn Central African Republic, warns senior UN official

Despite “vast improvement” in security in parts of the Central African Republic (CAR), there are still deep tensions and some fear of a sudden relapse, a top United Nations human rights official said while visiting the strife-torn country.

Upsurge in violence forces 88,000 people in CAR to flee: UNHCR

An upsurge in violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has forced more than 88,000 people to flee their homes, a spokesperson for the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has said.

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UN Standing Police Capacity: 10 years on the job

From preparing for the Pope’s visit to the Central African Republic to assisting Sierra Leone in conducting elections, the UN’s Standing Police Capacity wears many hats.

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Fresh violence empties city in Central African Republic; senior UN official urges more aid

A senior United Nations official is calling for additional humanitarian aid in the Central African Republic, where nearly the entire population of the city Bria was forcibly displaced last week.

UN emergency food agency sending rations to war-torn Central African Republic

The United Nations emergency food agency has started dispatching supplies by air and road to the Central African Republic (CAR), where violence erupted in March and has since claimed the lives of more than 120 people, it was announced today.

News in Brief 17 May 2017 (PM)

One in three young Europeans now obese: WHO

One in every three young Europeans is overweight or obese, with the highest rates found in southern and Mediterranean countries.

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UN chief 'outraged' by latest attacks in CAR, warns they could be war crimes

Strongly condemning the latest attacks against civilians and the United Nations in Central African Republic (CAR), Secretary-General António Guterres today urged authorities to investigate and bring those responsible to justice.

Armed group attacks civilians, UN in Central African Republic overnight; peacekeeper killed

The United Nations peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic is sending reinforcements to the south-eastern town of Bangassou, where an armed group opened fire on civilians overnight killing an undisclosed number and at least one UN peacekeeper.

Central African Republic: UN honours fallen ‘blue helmets’

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) held a memorial ceremony today in honour of five peacekeepers who lost their lives after their convoy was attacked in the south-eastern part of the country earlier this week.

News in Brief 12 may 2017 - (PM)

Missing peacekeeper in the Central African Republic found dead

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