Central African Republic

UN official, visiting Central African Republic, calls for end to abuses, disorder

During a visit to the Central African Republic today, the United Nations’ top political official appealed for urgent efforts to establish security and end abuses against civilians, while reiterating international calls for a full return to constitutional rule.

UN calls for end to violations and lawlessness in CAR

United Nations officials are concerned about the deteriorating security situation in the Central African Republic since the Séléka rebels seized power more than three weeks ago.

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UN senior officials urge action to halt rights violations in Central African Republic

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay today urged action to stop the lawlessness and grave violations to civilians in the Central African Republic (CAR) including torture, recruitment of children by armed forces, rape and kidnappings.

Over 2,000 children recruited by forces in Central African Republic, UN reports

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today said more than 2,000 boys and girls have been recruited by armed forces in the Central African Republic since the latest wave of violence in the country began in December.

Humanitarian situation in Central African Republic deteriorates further, UN warns

The humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) continues to deteriorate, with massive unrest and large-scale displacement across the country nearly three weeks after armed rebels seized power, the United Nations reported today.

Central African Republic: UN envoy briefs on ‘highly volatile’ situation

More than two weeks after armed rebels seized power, the political and security situation in the Central African Republic continues to be “highly volatile,” a United Nations envoy said today, stressing the need to restore the rule of law in the country.

Over 37,000 people have fled Central African Republic since December – UN

Since violence flared up again in the Central African Republic (CAR) in December, more than 37,000 people have fled the country, the United Nations refugee agency said today.

Central African Republic: Ban concerned over reports of human rights violations

Secretary-General today expressed alarm at the ongoing insecurity in the Central African Republic (CAR), and in particular by reports of grave violations of human rights, including rape and recruitment of child soldiers.

UN warns 2 million children without basic services in Central African Republic

Two million children in the Central African Republic are without basic social services and are exposed to violence following a power grab by the Séléka rebel coalition and subsequent insecurity and looting, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today said, warning that more children will be at risk if the country does not stabilize quickly.

Security situation remains fragile in CAR

The security situation in the Central African Republic has improved in recent days, says Amy Martin, Head of OCHA, the UN humanitarian office, in the capital, Bangui.

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