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2014-04-23 Trauma Link to Malnutrition in CAR
[IRIN]Bangui -Data collected at a hospital clinic for malnourished children in the Central African Republic (CAR) suggests that many of the childrens' parents present symptoms of post-traumatic stress directly linked to their exposure to extreme violence, according to the NGO Action Against Hunger (ACF).

2014-04-22 LRA Commander Captured in CAR
[VOA]Uganda's military says troops have captured a commander of the Lord's Resistance Army [LRA] and freed 10 people who were held captive by the rebel group.

2014-04-23 CAR Human Rights Situation Discussed
[Cameroon Tribune]The Minister of External Relations on April 22, 2014, had discussions with the Chairman of the International Commission of Inquiry.

2014-04-23 Mental Health Link With Malnutrition in CAR
[IRIN]Bangui -Data collected at a hospital clinic for malnourished children in the Central African Republic (CAR) suggests that many of the childrens' parents present symptoms of post-traumatic stress directly linked to their exposure to extreme violence, according to the NGO Action Against Hunger (ACF).

2014-04-23 Sudanese Refugees in Car Living in Fear
[Radio Dabanga]Bembere -The 2,200 Sudanese refugees of camp Bembere in the Central African Republic CAR have renewed complaints of bad humanitarian, health and security conditions.vAbdulrahman Ismail, the head of camp Bembere explained to Radio Dabanga that the Sudanese refugees of the camp are living in severe fear because of the ongoing fighting in the CAR, which increases their suffering, especially in the humanitarian, health and security fields.

2014-04-23 Study in CAR Links Mental Health and Malnutrition
[VOA]Data collected at a hospital in the Central African Republic suggest that many parents of malnourished children have symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, according to the international aid group Action Against Hunger. The group offers these parents psycho-social counseling in order to help the children recover.

2014-04-21 Central African Republic - the Free Fall?
[Centre 4s]Playing with fire is not only stupid but also a risky game. Playing with religious sensitivities in a fragile environment is worse: an irresponsible behavior that can lead to major tragedies. The Central Africa Republic (CAR) has already suffered enough and should be spared any encouragement to extremism.

2014-04-18 Africa, World Fail to Prevent Atrocities
[AI London]It was a haunting discovery: a terrified 11-year-old girl cowering in the corner of a ransacked house three days after her village had been attacked in a horrific act of ethnic cleansing. Her parents had also been killed and in the streets outside dogs fed on the decomposing bodies of her neighbours.

2014-04-18 Unjustified Criminal Proceedings Against Three Journalists
[RSF]Reporters Without Borders is worried by the criminal proceedings that the CAR authorities have initiated against three journalists and urges the media and the transitional authorities to defuse the tension in their relations.

2014-04-18 UN Chief Again Calls for End to Fighting
[UN News]On the heels of his recent visit to the Central African Republic (CAR), where the deadly rift between Christians and Muslims continues to widen, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today in a radio message appealed to all Central Africans to build a unified country through peace.

2014-04-17 Access to Medical Care - a Major Challenge for the Internally Displaced
[IFRC]"I am 6 months pregnant. I am yet to start ante-natal visits because of lack of money. During my last medical visit to the camp's health centre, all I received as medication were a few tablets of paracetamol," says Florence Mongai, one of thousands of women forced to flee their homes due to ongoing violence in the Central African Republic.

2014-04-16 DRC Concerned With CAR Continued Violence
[VOA]Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) information minister has expressed concern that the conflict in neighboring Central African Republic (C.A.R) could threaten security of the entire region.

2014-04-16 UN Seeks Millions to Help Car Refugees
[VOA]Geneva -Fifteen United Nations and private humanitarian agencies are appealing for $274 million to fund emergency aid for people fleeing violence in the Central African Republic. Nearly 200,000 people have fled the C.A.R. since December, but the U.N. says it expects that number to grow to more than 360,000 by the end of the year.

2014-04-16 UN and Partners Seek Emergency Funds to Aid Civilians Fleeing Central African Republic
[UN News]United Nations humanitarian agencies and their partners today launched a joint appeal to donors to fund emergency operations in support of the growing number of people who have been fleeing the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) since last December.

2014-04-16 UNHCR and Partners Seeking $us274 Million to Meet Acute Needs of Those Fleeing the Central African Republic
[UNHCR]Geneva -As instability and violence continue to plague the Central African Republic, UNHCR and 14 other humanitarian agencies are asking donors to fund emergency operations in support of the growing number of people who have been fleeing from CAR since December last year.

2014-04-15 The African Union Welcomes the Adoption of a Resolution Authorizing a United Nations Peacekeeping Operation in the Central African Republic
[African Union]The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, welcomes the adoption, by the United Nations (UN) Security Council on 10 April 2014, of resolution 2149 (2014) authorizing the establishment of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic - CAR (MINUSCA). The transfer of authority from the African-led International Support Mission in the CAR (MISCA) to MINUSCA will take place on 15 September 2014.

2014-04-15 Not a Moment Too Soon - UN's Peacekeeping Mission for CAR
[ThinkAfricaPress]A 12,000-strong UN force is a positive step, but there are still five months before it's deployed and questions remain over where the troops and funding will come from.

2014-04-15 AU Welcomes Peacekeeping Operation in CAR
[SAnews.gov.za]The African Union (AU) has welcomed the establishment of a United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic (CAR).

2014-04-14 World Must Help People of Central African Republic 'Not Tomorrow - Today,' Declares UN Chief
[UN News]More than 70,000 people are now living in horrendous conditions crammed into the Central African Republic (CAR) Bangui airport - the lucky ones under weather-beaten tarps just yards from the runway. Others are in the open.

2014-04-14 Where the State Has Disappeared and Violence Reigns
[African Arguments]Koert Lindijer is an award-winning journalist with the Dutch daily NRC-Handelsblad. His articles are not usually widely read in English, but we thought the Anglophone world should also benefit from Koert's many years of experience reporting from Africa.

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