"Peace-building" project launched in conflict-affected communities in CAR

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An initiative to promote peace-building and social cohesion among the Central African Republic's conflict-affected communities has been launched by the UN.

The programme by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) aims to help rebuild the social fabric in the country, by tackling social, economic and security concerns.

CAR has been affected by internal conflict for over a year which has taken on increasingly sectarian overtones.

Thousands of civilians are believed to have been killed and more than 700,000 people inside the country have been displaced.

The two-year, $26 million initiative involves a series of cash for work and social cohesion activities to aid more than 350,000 people in the centre and western parts of the country.

Derrick Mbatha, United Nations.

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