CAR refugee cri­sis

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

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

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