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CAR/ CHILD SOLDIERS

More than 300 children, including several under 12 years old, have been released from armed groups in the Central African Republic following a UNICEF-facilitated agreement by the groups' leaders to free all children in their ranks. UNICEF

15 May 2015 | Read More »

CAR / CEREMONY AND PROTESTS

Several people took part in a protest in front of the transitional Parliament Monday and again today (12 May) in CAR’s capital Bangui, where they barricaded the road leading to the city airport to protest that a peace forum had not resulted in the freeing of members detained by the government. Some of the protesters [...]

12 May 2015 | Read More »

CAR / PEACE DEAL

Rival militia groups in Central-African Republic (CAR) signed yesterday (10 May) a deal to disarm and potentially face tribunal for war crime. MINUSCA

11 May 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / OHCHR ON SEXUAL ABUSE

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights wants an investigation into why French authorities did not investigate allegations of sexual abuse of children by French peacekeeping troops in the Central African Republic in 2013 and 2014.  UNTV CH

8 May 2015 | Read More »

CAR / CHILD PROTECTION

The leaders of armed groups in Central Africa Republic agreed not only to release between 6,000 and 10,000 children but also to stop future enrollment and to grant UNICEF immediate and restriction-free access to any zone under the groups' control. MINUSCA

6 May 2015 | Read More »

BANGUI / NATIONAL FORUM

Some 500 leaders from many part s of the Central African Republic Monday opened a national forum Monday aimed at peace justice, and reconciliation.  The UN children’s agency said thousands of children held by armed groups will be released. MINUSCA

5 May 2015 | Read More »

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 »

 

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