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GENEVA / SEX ABUSE

Journalists and media organisations are being asked to exercise restraint in their handling of information about serious allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse of children by French military personnel in the Central African Republic, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said Friday during a news briefing in Geneva. OHCHR

1 May 2015 | Read More »

CAR / LADSOUS VISIT

Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, met Monday with Central African transitional authorities, including president Catherine Samba-Panza. During his four-day visit to CAR, Ladsous will mark the achievement of full operational capability of the UN Mission there (MINUSCA) established a year ago to protect civilians. MINUSCA

28 Apr 2015 | Read More »

WHO / HUMANITARIAN APPEAL

The World Health Organization (WHO) appealed to donors to provide USD 1 billion for life-saving health needs ranging from childhood vaccinations to surgical care for the severely wounded for some 25 million people caught up in conflict across the Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan and Syria. WHO / FILE

24 Feb 2015 | Read More »

UN / KANG CAR CAMEROON

Briefing reporters in New York about her recent visit to Central African Republic and Cameroon, a top UN Humanitarian official said "the biggest threat to the vulnerable people in both countries is the neglect from the international community. UNIFEED

24 Feb 2015 | Read More »

UN / ROSENTHAL PEACEBUILDING

The Chair of the Advisory Group of Experts on the Review of the Peacebuilding Architecture, Gert Rosenthal of Guatemala, told reporters in New York that "there is a feeling in the house that the original expectations when the Peacebuilding architecture was adopted have not been met." UNIFEED-UNTV

11 Feb 2015 | Read More »

CAR / MALNUTRITION

The World Food Programme said more than 1.5 million people in Central African Republic (CAR) – one third of the population – are suffering from food insecurity. WFP

28 Jan 2015 | Read More »

UN / CAR

The Commission of Inquiry on the Central African Republic (CAR) concluded that "crimes against humanity were widely committed by all parties to the conflict" but said “evidence did not amount to the conclusion that there was a genocide or genocidal intent.” UNIFEED-UNTV

21 Jan 2015 | Read More »

CAR / EDUCATION

Joint efforts of UNICEF, the Global Partnership for Education, different NGO's and the Ministry of Education has resulted reopening of 247 schools in Central African Republic with 30 in the capital, Bangui, alone. Nzangogna Elementary School, which was used as a base by the Seleka armed group, was looted of all its school materials. UNICEF

16 Jan 2015 | Read More »

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC / IDP CHILDREN

A year after extreme violence tore through the Central African Republic, two out of five children in urgent need of UNICEF's support are without vital humanitarian aid.  A UNICEF child protection specialist looks back on the year’s successes and challenges in his work with internally displaced children. The agency is appealing for funds to continue [...]

31 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN / CAR

The UN's top peacekeeping official Tuesday said the political process in the Central African Republic (CAR) is making progress but needs a significantly strengthened commitment" from  local authorities and the international community to be successful. UNIFEED – UNTV

9 Dec 2014 | Read More »

 

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