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UN needs $68.4 million to help Central African Republic where 2.2 million are acutely food insecure

The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for the Central African Republic was referring to CAR’s adoption of its Joint Road Map for Peace in October 2021

A sharp increase in prices of essential goods in the Central African Republic (CAR) linked to war in Ukraine, will likely have a devastating impact on the already dire humanitarian situation there in coming weeks, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday. Some 2.2 million people are already acutely…

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UN torture prevention body announces visits for 2023

The SPT will also meet with and assist the country’s independent torture prevention watchdog, formally named the National Prevention Mechanism (NPM)

The UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) confirmed its upcoming visits to Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ecuador and Türkiye in the second half of this year, and announced its plans to visit Croatia, Madagascar, Nicaragua, and the State of Palestine during the first half of 2023. “Visiting States parties is fundamental…

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Top woman prison officer with UN Mission in CAR, wins first ever Trailblazer Award

The Chef de Cabinet of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, Courtenay Rattray, presented the award to Ms. Zoungrana on behalf of the Secretary-General

The creator of a women-only rapid intervention team who leads riot control activities inside the Central African Republic’s biggest all male high-security prison, was named the winner of a prestigious new UN award on Tuesday. Téné Maïmouna Zoungrana, of Burkina Faso, serves with the UN Mission in CAR, MINUSCAOpens in new…

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An upsurge in attacks on humanitarians threatens assistance to vulnerable people

Between January and May 2022, 69 security incidents affected humanitarians, including one humanitarian killed and 16 injured

The Humanitarian Coordinator in the Central African Republic (CAR), Ms. Denise Brown, strongly condemns the increase in attacks against humanitarian organizations, which in some cases have forced organizations to suspend their activities for the security of their staff. Four attacks against humanitarian workers occurred over the course of just one…

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Central African Republic: MSF condemns the killing of staff member

MSF is also engaging with the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Defense and other relevant authorities to understand the circumstances leading to this unacceptable situation

A Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff member died on May 28 after being shot three times by an individual employed by the armed forces of the Central African Republic (CAR) in the northwestern prefecture of Ouham. MSF condemns this incident in the strongest possible terms and calls on…

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Qatar: Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Meets Czech, Central African Republic Foreign Ministers

They reviewed relations of bilateral cooperation and ways to support and develop them, in addition to issues of common interest

HE the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad Al-Muraikhi met today with HE the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Jan Lipavsky and HE Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Central African Republic Sylvie Baipo Temon on the sidelines of the ministerial meeting of member…

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UN Condemns Recent Attacks on Humanitarians in Central African Republic

Between 1 January and 15 April of this year, some 43 incidents affecting humanitarian organizations there were recorded

The top UN humanitarian official in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Wednesday underlined the need for safe access to vulnerable people following two recent attacks against aid organizations operating in the south of the country.  Denise Brown, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the CAR, was deeply shocked and dismayed by the attacks,…

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IMF Management Completes First Review of the Staff Monitored Program Central African Republic

Fiscal policy centers on the sustainable financing of additional high-priority social spending and investments

IMF Management has approved the first review of the Staff-Monitored Program (SMP) with the Central African Republic. The SMP aims to improve the track record of policy implementation and unlock budget support from donors. Its satisfactory implementation and financing assurances from donors would permit the resumption of discussions under the…

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Central African Republic: War Crimes Court’s First Trial

Offers Potential Justice Model for Other Countries

The opening of the first trial at the Central African Republic’s Special Criminal Court (SCC) on April 19, 2022 represents significant progress in the difficult effort to see justice for grave crimes committed in the country, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch issued a question-and-answer document ahead of the SCC’s trial. The case involves…

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African civil society organizations highlight key agrifood systems issues in the region

African civil society organizations meet and adopt a joint declaration ahead of FAO Regional Conference for Africa (ARC32)

The COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and other shocks hit the food security status and livelihoods of the most vulnerable populations the hardest – that was the central theme in a declaration at the end of a two-day regional consultation by civil society organizations (CSOs) ahead of the 32nd Session of the FAO…