UN agencies concerned about latest violence in Central African Republic

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Refugees from Central African Republic in Democratic Republic of the Congo. Some 700 crossed the Oubangui River to the Zongo area in DR Congo yesterday. UNHCR/B.Sokol

The deteriorating security situation in the Central African Republic is hampering delivery of assistance to nearly 2.6 million people.

This warning has come from United Nations humanitarian agencies as inter-ethnic tensions and violence continue to grow.

There is fear that this may escalate to large-scale massacres in the country where there has been a breakdown of law and order following the ouster of the government by the Séléka rebel coalition in March.

Thousands of people have been displaced by fighting between self-defense units and former Séléka fighters in the country.

Derrick Mbatha reports.

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