UN ready to help Central African Republic build its future

Displaced civilians collect food rations at a WFP distribution site near Bangui airport. Photo: WFP/Ingela Christiansson

31 January 2014 - With the establishment of a transitional government in the conflict-torn Central African Republic there are hopes the country can start to slowly move towards normalcy.

The UN Integrated Office for Peace-building in the country (BINUCA) is supporting the National Electoral Authority as it begins to prepare for elections.

But the situation remains tense as clashes continue between Christian and Muslim communities with former Séleka rebels and Muslim communities forced to flee towards the north of the country.

UN Radio's Derrick Mbatha asked the Deputy Representative of the UN Secretary General in the country, Kaarina Immonen, about the situation in the capital Bangui.