Friday, March 29, 2013

Crisis In The Central African Republic

Central African Republic's Capital Calm But Security And Aid At Risk In North, UN Says --

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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More News On The Central African Republic

Ousted Central African Republic leader Bozize seeks exile in W. African nation of Benin
-- Washington Post
Central African Republic rebel leader faces internal power struggles after ousting president -- Washington Post/AP
Central African Republic: Car's Michel Djotodia's Leadership Contested --
Central African Republic army chiefs pledge allegiance to coup leader -- Reuters
Scores of bodies discovered in C.Africa capital -- AFP
Foreigners fleeing Bangui tell of looting horror -- France24
Looters roam Central African Republic capital -- Vision
ICRC describes CAR as 'worrying' -- UPI
C.African Republic leader says to review minerals deals -- Reuters
The Republic That Never Was: Another Violent Takeover in Central Africa -- William Lloyd George, Time
6 crazy facts about the rebel leader who just took over the Central African Republic -- Washington Post
Why the UN is So Deeply Concerned About Central African Republic -- Mark Leon Goldberg, UN Dispatch

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