Central African Republic

News in Brief 20 October 2017 (PM)

Peacekeepers wounded in Central African Republic 

Two UN peacekeepers were wounded following clashes with so-called anti-Balaka fighters who attacked a town in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Thursday.

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News in Brief 18 October 2017 (PM)

UN chief heads for CAR “to strengthen international support for peace”

Against a backdrop of growing violence and communal tension, the UN chief announced on Wednesday that he’s heading to the Central African Republic “to strengthen international support for peace”.

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UN chief announces trip to Central African Republic, where crisis is 'far from media spotlight'

Speaking to the press at United Nations Headquarters, in New York, Secretary-General António Guterres announced that he will be travelling to the Central African Republic early next week to draw attention to the fragile situation in the country “that is often far from the media spotlight.”

Central African Republic: UN Special Adviser condemns incitement of violence and hatred

The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide has strongly condemned provocation of ethnic and religious hatred armed groups and politicians in the Central African Republic and impressed the need for urgent, concerted and coordinated steps to end violence, defuse intercommunity tensions and alleviate the suffering of the civilian population.

News in Brief 11 October 2017 (PM)

UN genocide prevention expert concludes visit to CAR

Those responsible for atrocities and inciting ethnic and religious hatred in the Central African Republic (CAR) will have to face justice, the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide said on Wednesday.

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Violence against civilians, aid workers leaves CAR on 'brink' of crisis

On-going violence both against civilians and aid workers trying to protect them, has left the Central African Republic (CAR) “on the brink of a humanitarian crisis”.

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Single solution not enough for complexity facing CAR

The Central African Republic (CAR) is facing a multifaceted array of problems that do not have a single clear solution.

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UN and Africa: violence against civilians in CAR, poetry from Darfur and South Sudan humanitarian crisis

Violence against civilians, aid workers leaves CAR on “brink” of crisis

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Fresh violence in Central African Republic leads to more displaced – UN agency

Expressing concern over continued violence in the Central African Republic and the resulting “massive new levels” of displacement, the United Nations refugee agency has underscored the need to ensure that relief workers are not made targets of hostilities and are given the humanitarian security they need to carry out their mission.

News in Brief 14 September 2017 (PM)

UN Office on Drugs and Crime celebrates 20 years

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