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Renewed attacks in Central African Republic prompt UN call for end to violence

28 September 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council today called for an immediate end to the sudden eruption of violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) which has led to more than 30 deaths and left over 100 wounded.

Central African Republic: UN and relief agencies condemn renewed violence against civilians

27 September 2015 – The interim United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator, Marc Vandenberghe and the entire humanitarian community in the Central African Republic (CAR) today condemned renewed violence against civilians in the capital, Bangui, and called on all parties to respect international law, to protect civilians and ensure that they can relocate from insecure areas.

UN and partners spotlight gap between rising humanitarian needs and available resources

26 September 2015 – As discussions on the new global sustainable development agenda continued at the United Nations in New York, world leaders, UN officials and humanitarian partners focused on one of the most important challenges today, namely the growing gap between the increasing numbers of people in need of humanitarian assistance and sufficient resources to provide relief.

Ban seeks support from Member States to end sexual misconduct by UN personnel

17 September 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted specific actions aimed at ending sexual exploitation and abuse by United Nations personnel that require “urgent” support from countries that provide troops and police to peacekeeping operations.

New allegation of sexual exploitation received by UN mission in Central African Republic

15 September 2015 – A new allegation of sexual exploitation in the Central African Republic (CAR) was received today by the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country, reportedly committed by one of its civilian staff last Saturday.

Senior UN official outlines steps taken in response to Central African Republic abuse allegations

11 September 2015 – The United Nations peacekeeping chief today announced that following reports of alleged sexual exploitation and abuse, seven peacekeepers serving with the UN mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) have been repatriated, while nine have had their payments suspended.

UN peacekeeping chief announces weapons-free zone in Central African Republic town

08 September 2015 – The United Nations has established a weapons-free zone in the town of Bambari in the Central African Republic (CAR), the world body’s peacekeeping chief announced today at the end of a four-day visit to the country.

Citing marginal gains, UN human rights chief warns Central African Republic still ‘gripped by fear’

04 September 2015 – The human rights situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) is far better than it was at the height of the conflict in late 2013 and early 2014, but is still a cause of anxiety for both the country’s own inhabitants and the United Nations, the world body’s human rights chief said today.

UNICEF announces release of 163 more children by armed group in Central African Republic

28 August 2015 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced today that 163 children have been released by an armed group in the Central African Republic, where thousands of other boys and girls are still serving as combatants, cooks and messengers for the country’s militant factions.

Clashes in Central African Republic force thousands to seek refuge at UN peacekeeping base

27 August 2015 – Clashes between rival militias in the past few days have forced several thousand people to flee their homes in the Central African Republic (CAR) town of Bambari and seek shelter at a former cotton factory inside the compound of the United Nations peacekeeping mission, the UN refugee agency said today.