CAR refugee crisis
UN AGENCIES are seeking to rally support for people fleeing escalating violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), while the organisation’s human rights office has called for the establishment of a strong justice system in the country.
Since fighting flared between rebel groups, more than 68 000 people have fled their homes in the CAR, while more than 20 000 have sought refuge in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to the UN.
“More funds are urgently needed to aid more than 88 000 people who have been forced to flee an upsurge in violence,” said the UN’s refugee agency spokesperson, Babar Baloch. ANA