Rising violence against civilians in Central African Republic condemned

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Attacks by anti-Balaka and ex-Séléka rebels have led to serious human rights violations and large internal displacement in the Central African Republic (CAR). Photo: OCHA/D. Schreiber

Rising violence against civilians in Central African Republic has been condemned by the UN.

Clashes between rival groups in the troubled country have forced thousands of people to flee their homes and disrupted vital humanitarian aid operations.

Daniel Dickinson reports

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) condemned an increase in attacks on civilians in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the resulting displacement of people.

Fighting in the past month between militia groups has affected western, eastern and central parts of the country as well as the capital, Bangui.

The UN peacekeeping mission there, (MINUSCA) said at least 11 people were killed and 22 wounded in clashes that followed the murder of an army officer on October 4, with 14 people reported to be still missing.

It's estimated that more than 10,000 children are unable to go to school because of the continued fighting.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations

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