"Tremendous progress" in CAR, but situation "remains volatile"

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Internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Bambari, Central African Republic. UN Photo/Catianne Tijerina

"Tremendous progress" has been made in stabilizing the Central African Republic (CAR) since the election of a new government early last year, but the situation "remains volatile."

That's according to the head of the UN Peacekeeping Mission there (MINUSCA), Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, who's  been at UN Headquarters calling on Member States to honour a US$2.2 billion aid commitment to CAR, made at a special funding conference last November.

MINUSCA had to intervene last month in fighting around Bambari, in which four peacekeepers were wounded.

Clashes between the mainly Muslim Séléka rebel coalition and anti-Balaka militia, which are mostly Christian, plunged the country of 4.5 million people into civil conflict in 2013.

Special Representative Onanga-Anyanga spoke to Isabelle Dupuis.

Duration: 2'48"

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