Central African Republic Faces Food, Health Crisis

With just months after Seleka rebels seized power in a coup, aid agencies are reporting that the nation is in the grip of humanitarian emergency with most of its people having no access to basic medical services.

  • Central African Republic:  Nation Faces Food, Health Crisis

    AlertNet, 9 July 2013

    Three months after rebels seized power, Central African Republic (CAR) is in the grip of a humanitarian emergency and most of its people have no access to basic medical services ... read more »

CAR Red Cross and UN personnel distribute water in Bangui (file photo).

  • Central African Republic:  Spike in Disease and Food Security Fears in CAR

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 9 July 2013

    The precarious security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) is worsening seasonal food insecurity and increasing the burden of disease, especially among children, warns ... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  PM Appeals for Support (press release)

    African Union, 8 July 2013

    The Prime Minister of the Transitional Government in the Central African Republic, H.E. Nicolas Tiangaye has requested the African Union and the international community to increase ... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  Abandoned to Its Fate? (press release)

    Medecins Sans Frontieres, 9 July 2013

    Three months after Seleka forces seized power in Central African Republic, the country is in the grip of a humanitarian emergency while the international community looks on with ... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  New Head of UN Peace-Building Efforts in Central African Republic Arrives in Country

    UN News Service, 9 July 2013

    The new top envoy for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in the Central African Republic (CAR), General Babacar Gaye, arrived today in the troubled country's capital, Bangui. Mr. Gaye, ... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  UN Reports 'Widespread' Lawlessness

    UN News Service, 5 July 2013

    The United Nations refugee agency said today it is extremely concerned for more than 200,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) and over 20,000 refugees who have been affected by ... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  Insecurity Hampers Aid Deliveries in CAR

    Voice of America, 5 July 2013

    The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) says instability in the Central African Republic (CAR) is limiting access to hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people and ... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  Situation in CAR Remains Unstable, Humanitarian Access Difficult, Civilians in Fear (press release)

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 5 July 2013

    Three months after the ousting of the Central African Republic (CAR) government, UNHCR is extremely concerned for the situation of more than 200,000 internally displaced people and ... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  Snapshot of Child Misery Emerges From Unicef Missions in CAR

    United Nations Children's Fund, 2 July 2013

    Hundreds of thousands of children across the Central African Republic (CAR) are without nutritious food, basic medicines, medical care and schooling as violence continues in the ... read more »

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