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Organization strives for religious tolerance in CAR

ENCA - Nearly one million people have fled the Central African Republic since fighting between Christians and Muslims erupted last year.

Nearly 280-thousand people have been displaced in the capital, Bangui, alone.

But there is hope... in the form of the International Organization for Migration, which is trying to give people a reason to stay.

It has set up a cash-for-work street cleaning project in the troubled capital, and promotes cooperation and coexistence between different groups.

50 youths are divided into five cleaning crews with a mix of Christians and Muslims, men and women. All 29 neighbourhoods are represented, which means everyone is contributing to the community.

The aim is to encourage reconciliation.

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