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13 stories found over the past 45 days
Use Pope’s visit to restore peace, UN refugee agency tells Central African Republic’s warring sides

27 November 2015 – The United Nations refugee agency called on warring groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) today to use Pope Francis’s visit this weekend to rebuild national reconciliation after renewed violence since September triggered an 18 per cent increase in internally displaced persons (IDPs) to 447,500.

Central African Republic: UN relief coordinator strongly condemns attacks on sites for internally displaced

17 November 2015 – The top UN relief official in the Central African Republic (CAR) has condemned repeated and deadly attacks that took place last week on sites for internally displaced people (IDPs) in the towns of Batangafo and Bambari.

UN Police play crucial role for success of peacekeeping missions, top officials tell Security Council

13 November 2015 – Though generally far less numerous than the military component in United Nations peacekeeping operations, UN Police play a vital role in protecting civilians and training local forces, facing multiple challenges and dangers in fulfilling their mission, the Security Council heard today.

Security Council condemns attack against UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic

11 November 2015 – The Security Council today strongly condemned the attack against a checkpoint of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), which followed an outbreak of violence in a camp for internally displace people in the town of Batangafo, during which one peacekeeper from Cameroon was killed.

Central African Republic: UN refugee agency condemns attack on camp in Batangafo

11 November 2015 – Following a killing and revenge attack on a camp for internally displace people in the Central African Republic (CAR) town of Batangafo, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today expressed concern about the spreading insecurity in the country and condemned the violent attack on the camp.

Ban condemns killing of UN 'blue helmet' in Central African Republic

10 November 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the killing today of a peacekeeper from the United Nations mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) following a confrontation with armed elements in the town of Batangafo, amid ongoing violence in the strife-torn country where elections are set to take place before the end of the year.

Ban, Red Cross chief voice concern over ‘brazen and brutal erosion’ of respect for humanitarian law

31 October 2015 – Warning of rising number of 'deliberate' attacks on civilians across the world, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the international community to end the 'callous disregard for human life' and stressed on stronger commitment from Member States to bring perpetrators of such attacks to account.

Central African Republic: deploring recent violence, UN envoy says ‘dialogue is only way out of this crisis’

28 October 2015 – Following a series of incidents earlier this week in the Central African Republic (CAR) capital of Bangui, the top United Nation official in the crisis-riven country strongly deplored the use of violence to resolve differences and had called on all Central Africans to exercise restraint “to avoid an increase of violence with serious consequences.”

In Cameroon, top UN relief official calls for increased support to families fleeing conflicts

23 October 2015 – The most senior United Nations relief official today urged the international community to increase their support for the humanitarian response in Cameroon, which is hosting more than 310,000 people who have fled conflicts in neighbouring Central African Republic and Nigeria.

As Central African Republic crisis deepens, UN relief chief urges greater efforts to protect civilians

22 October 2015 – The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator today called for greater and more sustained international commitment to the Central African Republic (CAR), where a worsening humanitarian crisis is impacting half the country's population.