Central African Republic

UNICEF raises alarm about conditions in northern Central African Republic

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is voicing concern that security in the strife-torn north of the Central African Republic (CAR) has started to worsen, with fresh fighting between Government forces and rebels uprooting thousands more civilians in the deeply impoverished country.

Central Africans hit hard by malnutrition, UN relief officials warn

More than one in every 10 Central Africans in their country’s northwest is acutely malnourished, the United Nations humanitarian wing reported today as it called on international donors to support more than 100 separate projects that aim to tackle conflict, disease and malnutrition in the impoverished and strife-torn nation.

UNICEF ambassador voices concern for Central Africans on lack of clean water

The United States rock singer and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador Joel Madden has voiced concern for the thousands of children in the Central African Republic (CAR) whose lives are threatened by tainted water diseases after completing his first visit to the impoverished, strife-torn country.

Central African Republic: UN team begins study on improving coordination

A 15-member United Nations inter-agency mission arrived today in the Central African Republic (CAR) to study how to improve the coordination and coherence of the world body’s work in the impoverished and strife-torn country.

UN appeals for aid to help Central Africans break ‘circle of poverty and conflict’

The United Nations humanitarian wing today appealed for donors to provide another $26 million to support its aid activities in the impoverished Central African Republic (CAR), where more than 200,000 people remain displaced from their homes by persistent conflict and banditry over the past two years.

UN agency wraps up seed distribution scheme in Central African Republic

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has just completed one of its largest-ever seed distribution operations in the Central African Republic (CAR), handing out supplies to more than 12,500 farmers in one of the impoverished country’s most critical regions.

UN Peacebuilding Commission adds Central African Republic to its agenda

The Central African Republic (CAR) today became the fourth country to be placed on the agenda of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission, which was set up to help countries emerging from conflict avoid the slide back into war or chaos.

Armed bandits force tens of thousands of Central Africans to flee homes – UN

A surge since the start of the year in the number of attacks by armed bandits across the north of the Central African Republic (CAR) is forcing tens of thousands of people to flee their homes and has brought economic activity to a standstill in large parts of the already impoverished and strife-torn country, the United Nations relief wing reports today.

International Criminal Court Prosecutor set to visit Central African Republic

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) heads to the Central African Republic (CAR) – where he is investigating allegations of massive war crimes – later this week to meet with victims of violence, representatives of civil society and senior Government officials.