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March 13, 2014 Central African Republic: UN Force Delayed
The situation in the Central African Republic is "extremely grave,"
according to Valerie Amos, the top UN humanitarian relief official.
Last month the UN Secretary General called for a full
peacekeeping force to be mobilized, as well as immediate additional
support for overstretched African and French troops trying to
protect civilians. A favorable UN Security Council vote is expected
later this month, but the force is not expected to be available
until September. And, as of this month, only 20% of the $547
million in humanitarian assistance needed for 2014 had been raised.
December 19, 2013 Central African Republic: Violence Continues to Spiral
According to two new reports, by Amnesty International and Human
Rights Watch, violence in the Central African Republic continues to
spiral upwards, with armed militias identifying with both Muslim
and Christian communities guilty of indiscriminate massacres of
civilians. Existing international forces, consisting of an AfricanUnion
-led force reinforced by French troops, are insufficient, the
human rights groups say, calling for a more robust United Nations
presence both for security and for humanitarian assistance.
November 27, 2013 Central African Republic: Whose Responsibility to Protect?
In the Central African Republic, the scale of the humanitarian
crisis is undeniable; the threat of even greater escalation of
violence and chaos is real. And there is a consensus that greater
international action is essential. But the questions of who does
what when, and who pays, remain unanswered. France is sending
additional troops to reinforce the African peacekeeping force now
in place, but the processes for funding and coordinating African
Union and United Nations multilateral actions are still in slow-motion
Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues
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