More than 65,000 children used in armed conflict released during last 10 years.
Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, South Sudan, World, Yemen Exact data on the number of children recruited are difficult to confirm. UNICEF estimates that tens of thousands under the age of 18 are used in conflicts worldwide.NEW YORK/PARIS, 21 ...
First Lady receives CAR counterpart, pledges support for the ostracised childless.
NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 21 – First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has held talks with the First Lady of Central African Republic Madam Brigitte Toudore and agreed to scale up programs aimed at empowering women in Africa. The Kenyan First Lady – who was briefed by her Central African Republic counterpart on the projects she is
UN, international organizations condemn attacks on civilians in parts of Central African Republic.
Voicing deep concern over the security situation in the Central African Republic, in particular in the Ouaka and Hautte-Kotto prefectures, the United Nations together with the Economic Community of Central African States, the African Union, the Organization of La Francophonie and the European Union have condemned the acts ...
Central African Republic: UN mission reinforces presence in restive Bambari.
Amid ongoing rebel activity in and around Bambari in strife-torn Central African Republic, the United Nations mission - known as MINUSCA - said today that it has reinforced its presence in the city with the arrival of additional troops, including a quick reaction unit and Special Forces.
Situation in Central African Republic warrants continued international attention, UN Security Council told.
Despite improving security situation in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic , concerns remain in other parts of the country, the top United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council today, underlining the need for continued international attention.
Central African countries spur disaster risk reduction
Source: UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Country: Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe The ECCAS secretariat, its 11 member states and partners have together set out a disaster risk ...
Refugee numbers from South Sudan top 1.5 million and still no solution in sight
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda More than 1.5 million people have been forced to leave South Sudan and seek safety since conflict erupted in 2013. An additional 2.1 million people are displaced inside ...
Central African Republic: Senior UN official condemns armed, forceful entry into hospital
Denouncing forceful entry by armed individuals into a hospital in the Central African Republic's restive PK5 neighbourhood with the intention to kill some of the patients, a senior United Nations humanitarian official has emphasized that such incidents are in violation of the international humanitarian law.
OCHA highlights 12 forgotten crises in urgent need of support
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, World, ...
Closure of conflict camps tests Central Africa reconciliation
Source: IRIN Country: Central African Republic The airport camp, which catered for more than 100,000 people at its peak, is being closed by the government. But thousands of people are left unsure of where to go and what to do.In Fondo, a Bangui neighbourhood, the snakes are everywhere these days: hanging in the trees, ...
Fresh violence in Central African Republic western town displaces thousands, UN office says
Condemning attacks on civilians and non-governmental organizations in a town in Central African Republic 's Ouham-Pendé province, a senior United Nations humanitarian official has called for protecting civilians as well as for unhindered relief access to the affected areas.
UN fund allocates $6 million to help thousands in violence-hit parts of Central African Republic
The top United Nations relief official today approved an allocation from the Organization's humanitarian emergency response fund to assist the response to new emergencies triggered by a surge of violence in the Central African Republic's Kaga Bandoro, Bambari and Bria areas.