Tag : Central African Republic

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Central African Republic : UK boosts humanitarian aid

The UK government will provide lifesaving aid to tens of thousands of people facing a worsening humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic. A new £7 million package of aid will help UN agencies and charities step up humanitarian support…

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CAR: situation in Bangui deteriorates

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is alarmed by the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), following days of violence. The ICRC says aid workers must be given access to help…

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Central African Republic: clashes displace thousands

Clashes between rival militias in the past few days have forced several thousand people to flee their homes in the Central African Republic town of Bambari, it was reported on 27th August. The situation began to ease on Thursday but…

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Central African Republic: abuse by troops?

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has voiced its deep concern over the situation of children at the centre of allegations of sexual abuse by French and other foreign troops in the Central African Republic (CAR)….

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Women process cassava for food preparation in Mbaiki, Central African Republic. $6.2 million is urgently needed to prevent further worsening of the food security situation. Photo: FAO/Riccardo Gangale

Central African Republic: farmers need urgent help

Farmers in the Central African Republic are in urgent need of seeds and tools for the upcoming planting season in April to prevent further deterioration of the livelihoods of vulnerable populations in the conflict-stricken country, the UN Food and Agriculture…

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UN: Concern for Muslim minority group

The United Nations refugee agency, speaking on 23rd December,  voiced concern over the “deteriorating situation” facing more than 400 members of a Muslim minority group trapped by the ongoing violence fracturing the Central African Republic (CAR). Adrian Edwards, spokesperson for…

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Red Cross calls for help in CAR

Following months of tensions in Central African Republic (CAR), the humanitarian challenges in the country are immense and growing every day. However, the efforts put in place to tackle them are far from being enough. The International Federation of Red…

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