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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 ...

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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

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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 ...

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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.

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Central African Republic: Rebel group 'killed 32 civilians'.

A rebel group in the Central African Republic killed 32 civilians last December after clashes with rival faction, a rights group says.

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News24.com | Armed group executes 32 people in C Africa: HRW.

An armed group executed at least 32 civilians and captured fighters in the lawless heart of Central African Republic in December, says Human Rights Watch..

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News24.com | UN demands armed groups stop fighting in CAR.

The UN Security Council has demanded armed groups in the Central African Republic immediately halt fighting and join peace talks after the UN airstrikes targeted rebel fighters.

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Dozens executed amid intensified fighting between rival militia groups in Central African Republic.

Gruesome details have emerged of serious international crimes committed by rival ex-Seleka militias.

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Central African Republic: Executions by Rebel Group.

Expand Children from Bakala in a displacement camp in Grimali, Central African Republic, January 24, 2017. Approximately 10,000 people have fled fighting between the UPC and the FPRC in Ouaka province since late November 2016.  © 2017 Edouard Dropsy for Human Rights Watch – A rebel group in the Central African Republic ...

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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.

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CAR: Rights groups welcome appointment of Special Crimes Court prosecutor.

Special Court to pave the way to justice for victims of crimes committed by warlords in Central African Republic.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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, ...

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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, ...

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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.

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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.

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As tensions ease, some displaced return to Bangui

Thousands of people who fled fighting in the Central African Republic's capital have returned under a voluntary programme run by UNHCR and the government.

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