Central African Republic

Armed conflict hampering aid delivery in two CAR provinces

Humanitarians care calling for unimpeded access to thousands of displaced people affected by deadly clashes between armed groups in two provinces in the Central African Republic (CAR).

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Central African Republic: Senior UN relief official urges access to civilians in north-eastern provinces

Amid renewed violence that has led to “successive gross violations” of international humanitarian law in two north-eastern provinces of the Central African Republic (CAR), the most senior United Nations relief official in the country has called for free and unhindered access to civilians impacted by the clashes between rival armed groups.

News in Brief 23 February 2017 (AM)

Security essential to reinvigorating South Sudan “bread basket”

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Central African Republic: Four UN peacekeepers wounded in ambush by armed group

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic has reported that its troops on patrol were ambushed yesterday outside of Ippy in Ouaka prefecture.

UN, international organizations condemn attacks on civilians in parts of Central African Republic

Voicing deep concern over the security situation in the Central African Republic, in particular in the Ouaka and Hautte-Kotto prefectures, the United Nations together with the Economic Community of Central African States, the African Union, the Organization of La Francophonie and the European Union have condemned the acts of violence by armed groups that have exasperated an already alarming humanitarian situation.

Central African Republic: UN mission reinforces presence in restive Bambari

Amid ongoing rebel activity in and around Bambari in strife-torn Central African Republic, the United Nations mission – known as MINUSCA – said today that it has reinforced its presence in the city with the arrival of additional troops, including a quick reaction unit and Special Forces.

Situation in Central African Republic warrants continued international attention, UN Security Council told

Despite improving security situation in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), concerns remain in other parts of the country, the top United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council today, underlining the need for continued international attention.

“UN determined to protect civilians in CAR” says peacekeeping chief

The UN Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) is “determined” to protect civilians against armed groups even if it means using force.

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News in Brief 13 February 2016 (PM)

Help small farmers adapt to climate change: FAO

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News in Brief 9 February 2017 (PM)

Somali president faces "formidable" set of challenges, international partners say

Somalia's new president faces a "formidable" set of challenges in meeting the expectations of the Somali people, the country's international partners have said.

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