Central African Republic

Central African Republic ‘very volatile’, despite important progress – UN peacekeeping chief 

Despite a successful presidential election and other noteworthy progress, the Central African Republic (CAR) continues to be plagued by violence and volatility, the UN peacekeeping chief told the Security Council on Tuesday. 

‘Meaningful and inclusive’ dialogue essential to end upsurge in clashes across Central African Republic

The UN chief António Guterres on Wednesday said he continues to be “very concerned” about armed clashes and the threat to civilian life across the Central African Republic, where around 200,000 have been displaced by fighting in under two months.

Central African Republic: 200,000 displaced in less than two months

Violence and insecurity related to the recent elections in the Central African Republic (CAR) has forced more than 200,000 people to flee their homes in less than two months, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday, warning tens of thousands are facing dire living conditions. 

Central African Republic: Rights expert welcomes transfer of war crimes suspect to ICC

The handover of a former Central African Republic (CAR) militia leader and war crimes suspect to the International Criminal Court (ICC) has sent a strong warning to rebel groups, political actors and others who thrive on impunity, a UN independent human rights expert said on Wednesday. 

Central African Republic: UN mission chief appeals for more peacekeepers

The top UN official in the Central African Republic (CAR) appealed to the Security Council on Thursday for more peacekeepers and equipment amid escalating violence surrounding elections last month.

News in Brief 20 January 2021

  • Central Mediterranean: 43 die in first shipwreck for the year, IOM and UNHCR report
  • Violence disrupting main supply chain in Central African Republic
  • UN agencies concerned over worsening humanitarian crisis in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique
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Two UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic ambush, as 2021 death toll rises to nine worldwide

Two United Nations peacekeepers were killed after their convoy was ambushed by members of the UPC and anti-Balaka armed groups in southern Central African Republic (CAR), the UN Mission in the country said on Monday, bringing the overall toll of 'blue helmet' deaths to nine so far this month. 

News in Brief 15 January 2021

  • Indonesia quake: eight confirmed dead, hundreds injured in Sulawesi emergency 
  • Child labour scourge still affects one in 10 children, warns UN labour agency 
  • CAR displacement reaches 120,000 after election violence: UNHCR 
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Central African Republic: Displacement reaches 120,000, as another deadly attack leaves one UN peacekeeper dead

“Worsening” election violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has forced 120,000 people from their homes, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday, as the UN Secretary-General also condemned another attack by combatants on a UN convoy, which left a peacekeeper from Burundi dead, and two others wounded.

Peacekeeper killed in ‘heinous attacks’ in Central African Republic

The UN Secretary-General has called for action to ensure accountability for “heinous attacks” in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Wednesday that left a Rwandan peacekeeper dead and another wounded.