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UN Radio - A grenade attack on a humanitarian convoy in the Central African Republic, that left two people dead and seven injured, has been condemned by the United Nations.
Reuters - At least 22 people, including 15 local chiefs and three local members of staff from medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres, have been killed in an attack on a town in Central African Republic, officials said on Sunday.
AFP - Some 1,300 Muslims fearing attack by mainly Christian militias left the Central African capital Bangui on Sunday under heavy guard, deepening the religious divide in the strife-torn country.
IOM - Armed conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) is causing massive human displacement and neighbouring countries with limited resources are carrying an increasingly heavy financial burden.
Relief web - The security situation throughout the country remains volatile with new clashes in the North, reportedly leading to new displacements, and high level of tensions in many areas.
IOM - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) conducted the third internal displaced person (IDP) Return Intention Survey in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR) from 13 - 18 March 2014.
IOM - With the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) in a downward spiral, IOM is today appealing for USD 56.5 million to bring life-saving assistance to the country and region.
UNHCR - More than 20 per cent of the population of the Central African Republic has been uprooted by violence or persecution, with 625,000 internally displaced people (IDP) and more than 312,000 refugees in neighbouring countries at the beginning of March.
United Nations officials in the Central African Republic (CAR) highlighted today the lack of sufficient funding for humanitarian operations and the constant instability as the main challenges in pulling the country out of its current crisis, and urged the international community for support.
UN News Centre - With about half of the health facilities in strife-torn Central African Republic (CAR) having been looted, the United Nations today appealed for immediate additional resources to scale up efforts to meet the country’s significant health needs.