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July 12, 2017

The merciless killing of a baby in a Hospital in Zemio, Central African Republic (CAR), where the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs a project, points to the extreme brutality against civilians in the escalating conflict, as the number of safe spaces dwindles.

June 08, 2017

‘Will Bambari be next?’ This is the question on everyone’s lips in CAR’s second city and commercial hub. Its residents worry that the violence engulfing the cities of Bangassou and Bria since early May in the form of brutal massacres could soon spread to Bambari, with a repetition of the bloodshed of the 2013-14 war.

May 16, 2017

Over the last week, the city of Bangassou in Central African Republic CAR has being covered by fear and conflict after an intense fighting broke out between the UN forces and an armed group. On Tuesday 15, Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) called all parties to agree to a ceasefire to allow for the deployment of urgent medical aid. This is the testimony of MSF physician Dr. Rene Colgo who currently head of mission in Bangassou city.

May 15, 2017

On Monday May 8, intense fighting broke out between one armed group and the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) in Yongofongo centre. Over the weekend, another attack took place when the same armed group entered the UN force base.

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.

May 21, 2014

It has been over one year since a coup d'état by a group of mostly Muslim fighters known as the Seleka plunged the Central African Republic (CAR) into uncertainty and violence. A loose Christian militia calling itself the anti-Balaka was formed in response to the coup, and fighting between the two armed groups has split the country along sectarian lines.

UN Security Council & African States Must Act Now to Halt Violence and Scale-up Humanitarian Aid