Thousands more displaced in CAR clashes

Central African RepublicFrom JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC
KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – THE resurgence and proliferation of outbreaks of violence since the beginning of 2017 has resulted in large population movements estimated at more than 100 000 new cases in Central African Republic.
This brings the total number of displaced persons to about 402 000.
The United Nations Children’s Fund said the multiple abuses that accompany these conflicts between armed groups forced the population to move.
Ouaka region is worst affected with the total number of internally displaced people (IDPs) estimated at 73 466 by considering new displaced persons.
“This situation has created a major and urgent need in sanitation and water,” said an official.
UNICEF and partners highlighted a need to for the construction and rehabilitation of sanitation and drinking water supply infrastructure such as boreholes and wells abandoned since 2013 when conflict began.
“The humanitarian community recognizes the need to provide assistance to these populations in need,” the UNICEF official said.
The Central African country is under strife from Christian and Islamic extremists, who are often involved in deadly conflict.
The UN mission restoring peace in the country has on several occasions fallen victims to armed attacks.
The administration of President Faustin-Archange Touadéra, elected in March, has struggled to contain the militancy.

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