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2015-03-02 Daily Press Briefing By the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General
[UN]The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today's noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General.

2015-03-02 Rwandan Peacekeepers Introduce Umuganda Concept in CAR
[New Times]Rwandan peacekeepers serving under the United Nations Multi-dimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in CAR (Minusca) have introduced the home-grown community exercise, Umuganda, in the central African nation.

2015-03-02 Q&A - UN Rapporteur Looks At How to Restore Stability and Peaceful Coexistence in CAR
[UNHCR]Bangui -The violence and suffering in the Central African Republic has faded from world attention, but although the general security situation is not as dire as a year ago, the country remains fragile.

2015-02-27 Nana-Mamberé Prefecture - Now Firmly Under Minusca Control
[Cameroon Tribune]The home to many UN aid agencies, security in the town of Bouar and the rest of Nana-Mamberé Prefecture in the Central African Republic is ensured by a Bangladeshi UN MINUSCA Infantry Battalion.

2015-02-27 Venturing Into Former Séléka Heartland
[Cameroon Tribune]Cameroon Tribune, in a UN convoy, undertook the 150-km ride from Garoua Boulai on the border in the East Region of Cameroon to Bouar in the Central African Republic, CAR.

2015-02-27 East Region - CAR Refugees Integrate, Begin Reconciliation
[Cameroon Tribune]In Gado Badzere Camp near Garoua Boulai, the thousands of men and women have put their recent traumatic past behind them.

2015-02-26 Victims Want Ongwen Tried for Crimes in Central African Republic
[Hirondelle]Bangui -Victims of the Lord's Resistance Army in the Central African Republic are urging the International Criminal Court to include crimes committed in their country in its case against former LRA commander Dominic Ongwen.

2015-02-26 MSF Starts a Vaccination Campaign in the Largest Displaced Persons' Camp in the Country
[MSF]Batangafo -Camp numbers continue to grow as families flee violence in the region

2015-02-27 Central African Republic Refugees and Host Community Struggle to Survive in Northern DRC
[MSF]Since December 2014, an estimated 20,000 Central Africans have fled over the Ubangi River to into the Bili and Bosobolo health zones in Equateur Province, northern DRC, adding to 10,000 refugees already present in the area. The refugees have arrived with very few possessions, if any, and are heavily dependent on the local community. Available supplies of food and drinking water must be divided among an increasingly large population and the threat of malnutrition and water-borne illness looms.

2015-02-27 Ongoing Violence in Bambari Area Restricts Healthcare for Residents
[MSF]A volatile security situation in Bambari, in Central African Republic's Ouaka province, is having an impact on the town's residents and partially reducing aid agencies from responding to people's urgent health needs. While the barricades set up in recent days have now been dismantled, violence by undisciplined groups and the armed robbery of civilians are still a daily occurrence, and the atmosphere in the town and its environs remains tense. Reside

2015-02-26 Act Alliance Appeal - Assistance to Improve the Resilience and Livelihood of Car and Sudanese Refugees and Returnees, and Host Communitites in Chad
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

2015-02-25 UN Health Agency Launches Billion Dollar Appeal to Tackle Soaring Needs in Four Crisis-Torn Countries
[UN News]The World Health Organization (WHO) today appealed to donors to provide $1 billion for life-saving health needs ranging from childhood vaccinations to surgical care for the severely wounded for some 25 million people caught up in conflict across the Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan and Syria.

2015-02-25 Fresh Violence Displaces Almost 50,000 People
[UNHCR]Bangui, Central African Republic -The UN refugee agency on Tuesday reported that an upsurge in violence in the Central African Republic has forced the displacement of almost 50,000 people since the start of the year.

2015-02-25 Central African Republic - Surge in Violence Triggers New Displacement, Including Into DR Congo
[UN News]An upsurge in violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has triggered fresh displacement inside the country and across the border into the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations refugee agency said today.

2015-02-25 New Central African Republic Violence Triggers New Displacement, Including Into DR Congo
[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 24 February 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

2015-02-25 Daily Press Briefing By the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General
[UN]The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today's noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General.

2015-02-24 Technology Boost for UN Peacekeepers 'Essential' in Rapidly Evolving, Complex World - UN Experts
[UN News]From the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to the Central African Republic (CAR), United Nations' peacekeeping missions must make greater use of technological advances in order to better confront the dynamic challenges of the 21st century, according to a group of UN experts.

2015-02-23 Desire to Return Home Hindered By Ongoing Conflict in Central African Republic
[IFRC]Conflict in the Central African Republic has claimed thousands of lives and destroyed the livelihoods of hundreds of families with homes and businesses now lying in ruins, along with other public and private infrastructure. Hundreds of farmers are feeling helpless, not being able to tend to their farms in the midst of increased food security challenges in the country.

2015-02-23 Why a Special Criminal Court for the Central African Republic Deserves Your Support
[HRW]Bangui -The interim parliament for the Central African Republic is about to consider a bill to establish a Special Criminal Court to complement the work of the International Criminal Court in the country and speed up justice for victims of atrocities since the current conflict began three years ago. This is why the bill needs and deserves support from members of the transition parliament.

2015-02-23 Central African Republic - Create Court to Combat Impunity - 19 Groups Support Proposal for Specialized Tribunal
[HRW]Bangui -The Central African Republic's transitional parliament should adopt a draft law establishing a Special Criminal Court, 19 Central African and International groups said today. Such a court would speed up justice for victims of atrocities in the country.

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