Central African Republic Militia Disrupt Learning

Four years after the recent conflict in the Central African Republic began, and despite the return of an elected government to power, children are still unable to get to school, reports Human Rights Watch. Armed militia have occupied or destroyed schools and in the central and eastern provinces there is still fighting.

These fighters outside a kindergarten in Ngadja, Ouaka province have used the building as a base since October 2014.

United Nations peacekeepers from the Republic of Congo used this school as their base until Human Rights Watch informed UN authorities.

A school director in Ouaka province said fighters in the area scared children and their parents away, keeping hundreds of pupils out of classes.

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