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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.
IOM - Local authorities in Kabo, Central African Republic (CAR) conducted a land distribution ceremony on 2nd August to grant 193 household plots to internally displaced persons (IDPs) and their families who fled the PK12 neighborhood in Bangui earlier this year.
IOM - IOM and Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) have distributed 6,000 food parcels to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the town of Boda, Central African Republic (CAR).
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.
IOM - IOM’s fifth IDP Return Intention Survey carried out in Bangui, Central African Republic and released yesterday quantifies the increasing hardship experienced by the displaced population. Interviews were carried out from 19-23 May at 34 displacement sites in Bangui with 575 displaced persons.
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.