Huffington Post - As IOM Communication Officer I joined colleagues to cover registration, community sensitization meetings and travel preparations in PK12. Eventually, I assisted in seeing off the two 1,259 person and 93 person convoys when they left Bangui for northern and eastern CAR.
Al Jazeera - Despite a truce, deep distrust remains between Muslims and Christians in Central African Republic's mining town of Boda.
Since December 2013, Central African Republic (CAR) has been torn apart by a conflict with increasingly religious overtones. The escalating violence and displacement have made an already catastrophic health situation even worse.
CNN - Last year, on my third trip to the Central African Republic, I met Oumarou, a shy, soft-spoken boy who appeared to be far younger than the 13 years he said he was. He told me he had lived in a nearby village. He and his family had been asleep around dawn when strange men burst into their house. With machetes, they killed his father and brother.
VOA - The United Nations says gender-based violence against Central African Republic refugees in East Cameroon is very high and is calling on the government in Yaounde to do more to protect these vulnerable women.
UNICEF - Six months after intense fighting reached Central African Republic’s capital Bangui, scores of children have been killed, hundreds have been maimed and thousands have been displaced.
Arizona Daily Star - When gunfire rang out through the village just after dawn, when neighbors dropped their coffee to flee, even when her mother grabbed three younger children and ran for her life, the 10-year-old girl did not move.
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.
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.
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.