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MSF - Miriam Kasztura, a nurse from Switzerland, recently returned from Berberati in southwestern Central African Republic (CAR), where she’d been working since January with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières.
IOM - The situation in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR) took a turn for the worse on Wednesday: unconfirmed reports put at 15 the number of people killed and dozens wounded in an attack on displaced persons taking shelter at Notre Dame de Fatima Church.
IRIN - While thousands of Central Africa Republic (CAR) refugees have settled in villages in neighbouring Cameroon after fleeing violence, many third-country nationals with whom they escaped are still stranded in border areas, surviving on occasional aid and frustrated by unfulfilled repatriation pledges.
ENCA - Nearly one million people have fled the Central African Republic since fighting between Christians and Muslims erupted last year.
Care2 - The Central African Republic: capital Bangui, population 4 million, landlocked and the size of Texas, home to militant groups and undergoing a brutal civil war.
Helsinki Times - Nine soldiers and four building specialists gathered around the laptop of Colonel Kalle Seppälä at the Helsinki Airport on Monday evening, as Seppälä showed them images from the Central African Republic.
CNN - The U.N. Security Council has condemned the killing of a French journalist who was reporting from the violence-racked Central African Republic.
IOM - IOM has distributed some 13.7 tons of food to some 1,400 newly arrived displaced persons (IDPs) in Kabo and Moyen-Sido, Central African Republic (CAR).
IOM - IOM’s 4th return intention survey of camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Bangui in the Central African Republic shows that the number of people considering return to their places of origin over the next month has dropped from 74 per cent in January to 57 per cent in April.
IOM - Community leaders from Bangui’s 3rd arrondissement met this weekend to identify and prioritize infrastructure projects to revitalize their district. Much of the community’s public infrastructure was destroyed or abandoned when the civil war broke out in the Central African Republic (CAR) in December 2013.