Can Foreign Peacekeepers Rescue CAR?

As the UN and other international organization deploy more personel to the the country, analysts say past missions only calmed but never completely contained the conflict.

The Imam Ishmail Nafi at the displaced persons camp in the Ecole Liberte in Bossangoa praying for those killed the previous day during the anti-balaka attack on the town. Eleven people were killed outside his house while seeking safety from the attackers.

  • Central African Republic:  Relentless Violence Against Children in the Central African Republic Is an Affront to Humanity - UNICEF

    United Nations Children's Fund, 16 December 2013

    As violence continues unabated in the Central African Republic, the horrific killing, abuse and harm being inflicted on children are an affront to humanity, UNICEF said today. read more »

  • Central African Republic:  As Situation Worsens, UN Refugee Agency Sends More Staff to Central African Republic

    UN News Service, 17 December 2013

    The United Nations refugee agency said today it has deployed additional emergency teams in the Central African Republic (CAR), where some 210,000 people have been forcibly ... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  Massacre in CAR, French Defence Minister Warns of Anarchy

    Radio France Internationale, 13 December 2013

    Christian militias massacred 27 Muslims in a village in the west of the Central African Republic (CAR) on Thursday, UN officials said Friday as French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le ... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  European Union Flies in Emergency Aid Relief (press release)

    European Union External Action, 12 December 2013

    The European Commission is sending urgently needed medical assistance to the Central African Republic (CAR). A plane carrying 37 tonnes of relief supplies will leave Brussels for ... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  Violence Leaves 40,000 Stranded Without Aid At CAR Airport Camp

    AlertNet, 16 December 2013

    The threat of violence has left some 40,000 people stranded without food rations at a makeshift camp near the airport in the Central African Republic's capital, a U.N. official ... read more »

  • Sudan:  Foreign Ministry - Sudanese Nationals in Central African Republic Are Well

    Sudan News Agency, 14 December 2013

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the Sudanese nationals in the Central African Republic are well and are not facing danger in the current incidents there. read more »

  • Central African Republic:  Ban Makes Personal Radio Appeal to People of Central African Republic to End Bloodshed

    UN News Service, 13 December 2013

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is taking to the airwaves today to make a personal appeal to the citizens of the strife-torn Central African Republic (CAR) to end the bloodshed that ... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  Strife-Torn Central African Republic Faces Looming Food Crisis, UN Warns

    UN News Service, 16 December 2013

    The Central African Republic (CAR), wracked by conflict that has killed thousands of people and driven more than half a million from their homes over the past year, is now facing a ... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  Car Insecurity Worsens Humanitarian Crisis

    Voice of America, 14 December 2013

    The communal clashes that broke out in the Central African Republic just over a week ago have killed more than 600 people and displaced approximately 100,000 in a matter of days. read more »

  • Central African Republic:  UNHCR Deploys Additional Emergency Teams (press release)

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 17 December 2013

    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 17 December 2013, at the Palais des ... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  Fighting Displaces 210,000 in Car, Says UNHCR

    Sudan Tribune, 17 December 2013

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said violence in the beleaguered Central Africa Republic(CAR) capital, Bangui, has displaced as many as 210,000 in the ... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  France to Seek European Contribution to CAR Intervention

    Radio France Internationale, 15 December 2013

    France will ask its European Union partners to do more to help its intervention in the strife-torn Central African Republic, Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius said on Sunday ... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  CAR Humanitarian Situation Worsens

    Voice of America, 13 December 2013

    The humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic continues to spiral out of control as sectarian fighting in the capital displaces thousands. Now the peacekeeping force on ... read more »

  • Sudan:  Gov't Should Prevent CAR Fighters From Crossing the Border - Darfur Regional Authority

    Radio Dabanga, 15 December 2013

    The armed conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) will lead to a disaster in Darfur if the border is not monitored, Dr Tijani Sese, the head of the Darfur Regional Authority ... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  Over 600 People Killed, 159,000 Displaced in Central African Republic - UN

    UN News Service, 13 December 2013

    The humanitarian situation in the conflict-wracked Central African Republic (CAR) is deteriorating, with 450 people killed in the capital Bangui and 159,000 others driven from ... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  MSF Providing Emergency Care At Bangui Airport (press release)

    Medecins Sans Frontieres, 13 December 2013

    MSF is now providing emergency medical care to 40,000 displaced persons at Bangui airport, Central African Republic. Over 200 consultations a day are being carried out, primarily ... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  France Warns Central Africa Sackings Could Create More Instability

    Radio France Internationale, 16 December 2013

    France expressed concern on Monday at the sacking of three ministers in the Central African Republic's transitional government, warning that the move could lead to further ... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  France Seeks More Help for CAR

    Voice of America, 16 December 2013

    France is seeking more help from European nations for its effort to restore security in the Central African Republic. read more »

  • Central African Republic:  MSF Still Responding to Emergencies 10 Days After Violence Breaks Out (press release)

    Medecins Sans Frontieres, 17 December 2013

    On December 5, 2013, several hundred people were killed during armed clashes that shook the city of Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic (CAR). Médecins Sans ... read more »

  • Mali:  U.S. Envoy At U.N. On Stronger Coordination of Humanitarian Aid (document)

    United States Department of State, 16 December 2013

    Jill Derderian, U.S. Counselor for Economic and Social Affairs, at the 68th UNGA Plenary on Agenda Item 70: Strengthening of the Coordination of Humanitarian and Disaster Relief ... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  Largest Relief Airlift Lands in Bangui Since Violence Began

    United Nations Children's Fund, 13 December 2013

    About a week after deadly clashes killed hundreds and displaced many tens of thousands in the capital city of Central African Republic, the largest humanitarian cargo flight ... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  UN Chief Warns Militia as Violence Continues

    Deutsche Welle, 13 December 2013

    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned those responsible for atrocities in the Central African Republic will be held to account. His words came a day after 27 ... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  Fighting in Bangui, Central African Republic, Displaces Some 210,000 People (press release)

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 17 December 2013

    UN refugee agency staff in the Central African Republic believe that some 210,000 people have been forcibly displaced by violence in the last two weeks in the embattled capital, ... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  France - Other European Troops Destined for Central African Republic

    Deutsche Welle, 17 December 2013

    Other European countries will soon deploy troops to the Central African Republic, according to France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. Exactly which countries will offer support, ... read more »