Posts Tagged ‘Central African Republic’

Armed bandits force tens of thousands of Central Africans to flee homes

23 May 2008 –A surge since the start of the year in the number of attacks by armed bandits across the north of the Central African Republic (CAR) is forcing tens of thousands of people to flee their homes and has brought economic activity to a standstill in large parts of the already impoverished and strife-torn country, the United Nations relief wing reports today. (more…)

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Struggling to Undo the Damage of Sexual Violence
UN Integrated Regional Information Networks

The Monam group of rape survivors in the northern town of Bossangoa in the Central African Republic (CAR) does what it can to keep going, but morale is low and money tight.

“We’ve been left to fend for ourselves. We get little help from outside. Many of our members have died,” the group’s chairwoman, Pelagie Ndokoyanga, told IRIN/PlusNews. (more…)

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Small Steps to Rebuilding Lives
UN Integrated Regional Information Networks

After hiding in the bush for more than a year, families in the northern Central African Republic (CAR) regions of Ouaham and Nana Grebizi are starting to return to their roadside villages.

Clashes between government forces and the Armée Populaire pour la Restauration de la Démocratie (APRD, People’s Army for the Restoration of Democracy) rebel movement towards the end of 2006 led to the exodus of tens of thousands of people from dozens of villages along the road linking the towns of Kabo and Kaga Bandoro, about 100km to the southeast. (more…)

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