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Central African Republic: Security Council condemns violence, reiterates decision to apply sanctions

20 October 2015 – The United Nations Security Council today expressed its deep concern about the recent upsurge of violence and instability in the Central African Republic (CAR), and reiterated its decision to apply an asset freeze and travel ban to those engaging in or providing support for acts that undermine the peace, stability or security of the country.

Central African Republic: UN police ambushed, illegally detained by armed group

19 October 2015 – Seven United Nations police were ambushed and illegally detained by armed elements Sunday evening in a province near the Central African Republic (CAR) capital of Bangui, according to reports from the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission there (MINUSCA).

Central African Republic: UN agency delivers food aid to thousands displaced by recent violence in capital

14 October 2015 – The World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that aid workers have reached more than 30,000 newly displaced people in desperate need of food in the Central African Republic’s capital, Bangui, where the situation remains “tense and volatile” after a new surge in violence.