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May 19, 2017

The situation for the civilian population of Central African Republic reached a new low this week, with clashes in Alindao on May 8, a large-scale attack on Bangassou on May 13 and fighting in Bria starting on May 15. Thousands of people are displaced, with little assistance. Signs of religious and ethnic-based targeting are becoming all too visible. By providing strong and reliable information from the field on regular basis, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), as one of the only humanitarian actors still on the ground, describes the violence and raising concerns about a quickly deteriorating situation.

January 29, 2016

A nervous calm prevails as the Central African Republic (CAR) awaits the final round of presidential elections due to take place in early February. Renewed outbreaks of inter-communal conflict since September are keeping the population on edge, with many fearing a flare-up of tensions at any moment.

September 29, 2015

Since last weekend, a new eruption of violence has engulfed Bangui, the capital city of Central African Republic. Despite the tension and insecurity, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are maintaining their presence and are treating the wounded who manage to arrive at the three MSF medical facilities in town.

September 03, 2015

For the past 18 months, 400 people have been living under self-imposed exile within their own city behind the high walls and locked gates of the Bishop’s compound in Berbérati, Central African Republic (CAR), to escape violence.

October 14, 2014

The situation in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic, has been extremely tense since a wave of violence broke out on October 7. Belligerents have taken up positions at strategic crossroads throughout the city and set up blockades that are making it very difficult for medical organizations such as Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) or any other relief teams to reach those who have been injured in the fighting.

September 08, 2014

The international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has been forced to stop almost all of its activities in the city of Batangafo, in northern Central African Republic (CAR). Around 40 MSF staff members have been evacuated following violent incidents and threats against MSF members, a result of increased tensions in the area.

August 20, 2014

This story appears in the Summer 2014 issue of Dispatches, the MSF Canada magazine. To download the complete magazine or to read previous issues, please visit our Publications page.

August 20, 2014

Renewed fighting has flared up following unrest in the PK5 neighbourhood of Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic (CAR), where some 2,200 Muslims still reside. Local militiamen have clashed with the international forces present in Bangui.

June 24, 2014

More than 90 per cent of the western Central African Republic’s Muslim inhabitants have fled violence in the past few months. Armed international forces are protecting the last Muslims in a few enclaves under very precarious conditions.

In front of the Catholic Church in Carnot, in the western part of the Central African Republic (CAR), Muslims are kneeling to pray. Cameroonian soldiers from the African Union forces guard the gate.

February 13, 2014

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been working in Carnot since 2010 and has witnessed the increasing violence and abuses against the city’s displaced Muslim population. MSF is assisting these people.

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