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14 stories found over the past 45 days
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.

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).