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Central African Republic children starve as aid workers flee fighting

GENEVA (Reuters) - Children are starving to death in Central African Republic because violence has forced aid workers to pull out, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator for the country said on Tuesday.

UN forced to halve rations in Central African Republic

A U.N. humanitarian official warns that aid workers have had to cut rations in half across Central African Republic because of underfunding. Najat Rochdi, the U.N.'s humanitarian coordinator in Central … Click to Continue »

UN: Teenage girl alleges sex abuse by peacekeeper in CAR

The United Nations said Wednesday that a teenage girl alleged she was sexually abused by a U.N. peacekeeper in Central African Republic, a conflict-torn country that has seen widespread allegations … Click to Continue »

New rape claims against UN peacekeepers in C. Africa

Peacekeepers in the Central African Republic are accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl, the United Nations said Wednesday, the latest in a spate of rape claims that have hit the UN mission. The minor was taken to hospital after being allegedly assaulted on September 30 in the southern town of Bambari, said UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric. Show More Summary

Central African Republic at a critical juncture in peace process: Report

The Central African Republic is at risk of descending into “anarchy”, similar to what took place in 2013-2014 if mistakes of the past are not acknowledged, according to a new report by the International Crisis Group. “Avoiding the worst...Show More Summary

Central African president pleads to U.N.: Don't forget us

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The president of the Central African Republic, Faustin-Archange Touadera, on Tuesday pleaded with the world to not forget his country and urged the U.N. to bolster its peace-keeping force amid growing violence that threatens to spin the country out of control.

UN Peacekeepers under fire over sex abuse claims

The United Nations said on Thursday it was looking into allegations that complaints of sexual abuse and exploitation made against its peacekeepers in the conflict-torn Central African Republic were mishandled or unreported. This is not the first time such allegations and complaints put the UN peacekeeping missions under fire.

UN seeks more peacekeepers for Central African Republic

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic is requesting about 750 more troops to help fill a "security vacuum" worsened by the withdrawal of U.S. special forces as … Click to Continue »

Group: UN mishandling Central African Republic abuse claims

Leaked case files show "egregious mishandling" of sexual misconduct allegations against U.N. peacekeepers in Central African Republic, according to a watchdog group that said it had obtained the reports. It … Click to Continue »

Maps reveal biggest exports and imports for every country

In New Zealand the top earner is concentrated milk - and it's petroleum for the U.S. It's also revealed that Israel mostly imports diamonds and the Central African Republic mostly guns.

To be or not to be Chadian? Fleeing Central Africans defy traditional ideas of nationality

For Idrissa Haroum, the decision was pure and simple he wants to live where he is accepted. The 55-year-old Muslim from the Central African Republic says that he was called a Chadian in his own country. He now owns that moniker, and has the birth certificate to prove it.

US congressional visit urges Central African Republic aid

A U.S. congressional delegation is calling for urgent aid to Central African Republic during its visit to the impoverished country where deadly sectarian violence is surging again. Hundreds of people … Click to Continue »

Another Genocide in Africa? Top U.N. Official Warns of Religious War Between Christians and Muslims in Central African Republic

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Muslim and Christian militias have been engaged in tit-for-tat violence since 2013, but the situation has escalated in recent months.

UN official sees genocide threat in Central African Republic

U.N. humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien said Tuesday he saw "the early warnings of genocide" during a recent visit to Central African Republic, which has faced sectarian fighting since 2013. He … Click to Continue »

In their own words: Central African refugees and returnees in Chad

Some came across the border to Chad in 2003; others fled just two weeks ago, trying to escape the violence in their country, the Central African Republic. Many did not arrive unscathed-- whether from physical injuries or psychological trauma- and are scared to return as armed militias continue to act with impunity. Show More Summary

CAR refugees and Chadian locals have access to health clinics, but not medication

The Chadian government, working with the United Nations and various aid agencies, are trying to provide healthcare to the Central African Republic refugees, returnees, and the local population in southern Chad. Typical ailments include malaria, flu, and diarrhea. Health care workers are available for everyone, but medication is in scarce supply.

'I was among the dead and injured': horror in C. Africa

Jonas Ngobo can still clearly see the bloodshed and devastation left when rebels attacked a Red Cross health centre in the Central African Republic where he worked. "I was among the dead and injured", the 54-year-old Ngobo said. SixShow More Summary

While fleeing the Central African Republic, some get caught up in the violence

Central Africans fleeing the violence sometimes get caught up in it. Ex-Seleka and anti-Balaka militias abduct, rape, steal and kill people trying to get across the border to the safety of Chad.

Six Red Cross workers killed in renewed clashes in the CAR

At least 30 civilians have been killed in renewed clashes in the Central African Republic. The death toll includes six Red Cross volunteers who were attending a crisis meeting at a health facility in the south-eastern town of Gambo.

Poignant images capture the Central African Republic

The Central African Republic - a land-locked country bordered by Chad and Sudan - has been embroiled in civil war for decades, with new violence erupting in the past weeks.

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