Central African Republic

Senegalese general to head UN peacebuilding office in Central African Republic

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Babacar Gaye as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office for the Central African Republic (BINUCA) based in Bangui.

Central African Republic: UN humanitarian fund allocates $7 million for lifesaving aid

An allocation of over $7.1 million from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) will provide more than a million people in the Central African Republic – half of them children – with lifesaving assistance, the UN humanitarian relief arm announced today.

Security Council urges regional cooperation to tackle Lord’s Resistance Army threat

Concerned that lingering instability in the Central Africa Republic (CAR) following a power grab by rebels has stalled operations to neutralize the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), the Security Council today urged regional actors to cooperate on all fronts to tackle the dual crises.

Central African Republic: UN measles vaccination campaign to protect 125,000 children

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and its partners are launching an emergency measles vaccination campaign that will aim to reach 125,000 children in the Central African Republic (CAR).

CAR: UN envoy urges Security Council to bolster security, consider sanctions against rebels

A neutral security force is urgently needed to help restore the stability and counter the absence of law and order in the Central African Republic (CAR), a United Nations envoy today told the Security Council, while also calling on the body to consider sanctions against rebel groups for gross violations of human rights.

CAR: UN agency ‘condemns in strongest possible terms’ killing of teen linked to rebels

The United Nations Children’s Fund today condemned in the strongest possible terms the re-recruitment and the killing of a 17-year-old boy in the Central African Republic (CAR) associated with the Séléka rebel coalition and called for the release of all children linked to the group.

UN official alarmed over rising violence in Central African Republic nature reserve

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has expressed deep concern over the rise of poaching, armed violence and destruction in the Central African Republic’s (CAR) Dzanga-Sanga National Park, which is on the agency’s World Heritage List.

Central African Republic: amid worsening violence, UN refugee agency warns against forcible returns

The United Nations refugee agency today urged countries to refrain from repatriating refugees to the Central African Republic (CAR), amid worsening violence and human rights abuses there.

UN official voices concern at reported child rights abuses in Central African Republic

A senior United Nations official today voiced deep concern about reports of widespread violations committed by the Séléka rebel coalition against children in the Central African Republic (CAR), including killing, sexual violence and recruitment into armed groups.

DR Congo hosts 30,000 refugees from Central African Republic

Over 30,000 people from the Central African Republic have crossed into the Democratic Republic of the Congo to escape fighting in their country, according to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR).

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