Attack against aid convoy in CAR condemned

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WFP providing lifesaving assistance to people in Central African Republic (CAR). WFP File Photo/Daouda Guirou

An attack against a food convoy in the north-west of the Central African Republic has been condemned by the UN humanitarian coordinator for the country.

The driver of one truck was shot dead.

Daniel Dickinson has more details.

The truck convoy of 20 vehicles was carrying aid provided by the World Food Programme (WFP) for populations affected by the ongoing insecurity in the Central African Republic.

The attack on 18 July took place around 20 km from Baboua, a small town in the north-west of the country.

Peacekeepers from the UN mission (MINUSCA) were escorting the convoy.

A driver of one of the trucks was fatally shot.

His vehicle immediately reversed causing injuries to other passengers.

The UN humanitarian coordinator, Marc Vandenberghe, said humanitarian access continues to be hampered by violence against civilians and aid workers.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations

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