UN Chief concerned by latest upsurge in CAR violence

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern over the latest upsurge in violence in the Central African Republic (CAR).

The further deterioration of the security situation has resulted in additional fatalities, a high number of injured and increased hardship for the population, a statement by his Spokesperson read.

The Secretary-General has condemned in the strongest possible terms all acts of violence against civilians, and against international forces working in the Central African Republic to re-establish peace and order.

He stressed the fundamental importance of protecting civilians at all times.

Mr. Ban also warned all those involved in spreading the violence, including those directly or indirectly supporting or otherwise facilitating the actions of armed groups, that they would be held accountable for their actions and brought to justice.

In this regard, he stressed the importance of quickly establishing a list of individuals who act to undermine peace, stability and security in the Central African Republic, as called for by a UN Security Council resolution.

Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.

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