Insecurity hinders aid relief efforts in the Central African Republic

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Displaced people in Central African Republic

Ongoing violence in the Central African Republic has seriously disrupted the delivery of aid to displaced people, according to the UN Humanitarian Affairs Office (OCHA).

The agency reports that humanitarian workers have temporarily been evacuated following attacks by the "Séléka" rebel group alliance on several towns while moving towards the capital, Bangui.

Abdoulaye Sawadogo, Deputy Head of OCHA in the Central African Republic, says while it is difficult to determine how many people have fled their homes, more than 300,000 people live in the affected areas.

"The main priority now for us is to be able to get access to those areas that have been affected to carry out a need assessment to know exactly what are the consequences to be able to provide an appropriate response to those needs."

OCHA says its humanitarian partners are calling for immediate unimpeded access to the affected regions.

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

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