Children “increasingly targeted” in CAR violence

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Veronique and some of her children spent months hiding in the bush in Bohong after violence broke out in Central African Republic. Photo: UNICEF/ Logan

Horrific and deadly acts of violence against babies and children have been reported in the Central African Republic (CAR), where fighting has forced tens of thousands of people from their homes in recent months.

The warning  from UN Children’s Fund UNICEF and UN Refugee Agency UNHCR follows months of renewed conflict involving armed groups in the mineral-rich state, which has seen decades of instability after declaring independence in 1960.

Daniel Johnson has more.

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