Violence against civilians, aid workers leaves CAR on "brink" of crisis

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Aid distribution point in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR). File Photo: OCHA

On-going violence both against civilians and aid workers trying to protect them, has left the Central African Republic (CAR) "on the brink of a humanitarian crisis".

That's the view of Joseph Iganji, who heads the UN Humanitarian Affairs office (OCHA) in the capital, Bangui.

Around 23,000 civilians have fled into the bush in western areas of the country, and the instability and violence has led to the temporary suspension of all relief activities.

Cristina Silveiro asked Mr Iganji to describe conditions on the ground in CAR.

Duration: 2'31"

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