Armed conflict hampering aid delivery in two CAR provinces

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Residents at the at the Sangari site for internally displaced people in Central African Republic (CAR) listening to Radio Lego Ti la Ouaka (The Voice of Ouaka). The community radio in Bambari is bringing together Muslims and Christians to build tolerance and ease tensions in the warn-torn country. Photo: OCHA/Gemma Cortes

Humanitarians care calling for unimpeded access to thousands of displaced people affected by deadly clashes between armed groups in two provinces in the Central African Republic (CAR).

The renewed violence in Ouaka and Haute Kotto provinces has also generated gross violations of international humanitarian law, and the warring parties are being urged to protect civilians and fulfil their human rights obligations.

The UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA, reports some 45,000 internally displaced people, or IDPs, are currently sheltering in Bambari, capital of Ouaka province.

Cristina Silveiro spoke to OCHA's Joseph Inganji.

Duration: 5'03"

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