Central African Republic's Capital Calm But Security And Aid At Risk In North, UN Says -- allAfrica.com
The crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR), including the seizure of power by the Séléka rebel coalition, has exacerbated an already difficult humanitarian situation, the United Nations relief wing said today, warning that tens of thousands of people could go hungry if safety and security throughout the country is not restored quickly.
"The protection of civilians is of the utmost importance," said the acting UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Zakaria Maiga.
"I call on all parties to provide security for the people of Bangui and everywhere in the country, to refrain from further escalation of violence, and to respect international humanitarian and human rights law."
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