CAR to be supported on "path to dignity, prosperity and social peace"

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Herve Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations. UN Photo/Ryan Brown

The people of the Central African Republic will be supported by the UN in their efforts to build dignity, prosperity and social peace in the country.

The pledge was made by the Under-Secretary-General of UN peacekeeping operations, Herve Ladsous, who is touring the conflict-affected country.

Fighting between mainly Muslim and Christian communities has fuelled a conflict which began at the end of 2012.

Thousands of people have died and over two million are in need of humanitarian aid as a result of the crisis.

Speaking in Kaga Bandoro, a town located north of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, Mr Ladsous said the primary role of the UN was to assist the government.

He said the priority was to restore security and protect civilians and then help the country on the path towards dignity, prosperity and peace.

In Kaga-Bandoro he urged leaders to build confidence between local people.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations.

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