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2015-03-28 Ugandan Rebels Kidnap Refugees
[UNHCR] Geneva -The UN refugee agency on Friday called for the immediate release of Congolese refugees kidnapped by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), which has intensified attacks in the area bordering the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo this year.

2015-03-28 Central African Republic - UNHCR Strongly Condemns the Kidnapping of Congolese Refugees By LRA Rebels
[UNHCR] This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Karin de Gruijl - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 27 March 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

2015-03-27 UN Presence Boosted As Tensions Continue
[UN News] The Security Council has agreed to boost the United Nations peacekeeping presence in the Central African Republic (CAR) amid the country's continuing instability and simmering sectarian tensions.

2015-03-25 Smugglers Peddle 'Conflict Diamonds', Ignoring Ban
[IPS] New York -Since a coup d'etat and an extremely bloody aftermath, not much has improved in the Central African Republic and that suits the black market diamond merchants just fine.

2015-03-26 Car Farmers Need Seeds Now or More Food Aid Later - UN
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Failure to provide farmers in conflict-hit Central African Republic with seeds to plant crops could worsen food shortages, displace more people and raise the cost of humanitarian aid, a U.N. official said on Wednesday.

2015-03-24 Crisis-Stricken Farmers Need Urgent Help to Plant in the Central African Republic
[FAO] Rome -Critical livelihood saving interventions crucial to avoid further deterioration in food security

2015-03-23 CAR in 'Urgent Need' of Agricultural Assistance, Warns UN Agency
[UN News] The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched an urgent appeal to help provide farmers in the Central African Republic (CAR) with seeds and tools for the country's upcoming planting season, warning that without additional assistance vulnerable populations risked a further deterioration of their livelihoods.

2015-03-24 Central African Republic - Hundreds of Families Torn Apart By Conflict
[PR Newswire] Geneva -Hundreds of people in the Central African Republic have no news of their loved ones following the conflict and other armed violence in the country. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), working closely with the Central African Red Cross Society, is pursuing its efforts to help these people trace and contact their relatives.

2015-03-23 IMF Executive Board Approves U.S.$7.63 Million Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility
[IMF] On March 18, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved financial assistance under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF)1 in the amount equivalent to SDR 5.57 million (about US$7.63 million) for the Central African Republic (C.A.R.) in support of the Transitional Authorities' emergency economic recovery program.

2015-03-23 Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield Travels to the Central African Republic
[State Department] Media Note

2015-03-20 Armed Groups Continue to Kill
[Cameroon Tribune] Armed groups and gunmen have continued to cause atrocities in the Central African Republic with the recent case being armed men who crossed from Chad and killed at least 10 people in Ngaoundaye Village in the north eastern part of the country, press reports say, citing a local Gendarmerie source. Two students were among the people killed in the Saturday, March 14, 2015 attack.

2015-03-19 Using Technology to Deliver Immediate Health Care During Conflict
[IFRC] "Malaria has been and remains the main cause of consultations in this facility. We receive many patients, some coming from as far as 8 kilometres from here. Before the Red Cross came in, testing for malaria was a tedious exercise and frustrating for patients who had to wait long hours before being served," says Dr Scholastic Ouba-Mossorro from his office at the Potevu health centre in the capital of the Central African Republic.

2015-03-20 Bangui - Let the Dust of the Boots Drown in Ubangi
[Fahamu] Bangui,

2015-03-20 European Troops Pull Out of Central African Republic
[Deutsche Welle] After less than 12 months, the European Union's military mission in Central African Republic is coming to an end. It has helped to restore peace to the country - an immense task that is far from over.

2015-03-19 WFP Launches First Food Voucher Programme in Central African Republic
[WFP] Thanks to contributions from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, WFP began distributing the first vouchers in the western village of Yaloké.

2015-03-17 Angolan Leader's Commitment to Peace in Car Reaffirmed
[ANGOP] Brazzaville -The commitment of the Angolan head of State José Eduardo dos Santos to the promotion of dialogue and trust within the process of pacification in Central Africa Republic was reaffirmed Monday in Brazzaville (Congo).

2015-03-14 Car Counts On Angola's Support for Elections
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Central Africa Republic is counting on Angola?s support to hold elections in August this year.

2015-03-12 France to Move Troops From CAR to Back Anti-Boko Haram Fight
[RFI] France is to boost its military presence in the Sahel region of Africa to support the fight against Boko Haram, whose insurgency has spread from Nigeria to Chad and Niger. A French desert base to combat the flow of arms from Libya should be up and running in July, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced on Wednesday.

2015-03-12 Prioritizing Education for Children, Orphaned By Conflict
[IFRC] Persistent violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has not only uprooted hundreds of thousands of people, it has also left many children orphaned. Looking after these children is proving to be a big challenge for their care givers, many of whom are also displaced.

2015-03-11 Cautious Welcome for New OCHA Chief
[IRIN] London -British parliamentarian Stephen O'Brien will in May take over from Valerie Amos as Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs at the helm of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the body responsible for coordinating crisis response.

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