Creation of UN mission in Central African Republic welcomed by Ban Ki-moon

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The establishment of a United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic has been welcomed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

The Security Council on Thursday adopted a resolution to establish the MINUSCA mission which will help restore stability to the country.

Violence between the Christian and Muslim communities has led to the deaths of thousands of people and displaced many more.

Stephane Dujarric is Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General.

"He trusts that this important decision of the international community will lead to the immediate, concrete and sustainable support that the Central African people need and deserve. The Secretary-General, deeply moved by his visit to the country on 5 April, again calls for an immediate cessation of the killings, targeted attacks and other atrocious human rights violations that continue with total impunity." (23")

MINUSCA, consisting of about 12,000 peacekeepers will start its operations in September.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations.

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