Scores killed after CAR truce flouted

carFrom JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC,KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – THE resumption of conflict between rival groups in the Central African Republic has resulted in the killing and injury to scores of people while thousands of civilians are further displaced.The several thousand uprooted had already residing in displaced areas in the central parts of the country but had to flee when their makeshift shelters were razed by fire to the ground.Residencies and offices of humanitarian organizations have been looted,days after warring partners agreed to a ceasefire.Humanitarian Coordinator in the CAR, Najat Rochdi, condemns attacks on civilians and humanitarian organizations and calls for respect for international humanitarian law, including unimpeded humanitarian access.“The humanitarian community is still responding to the urgent and critical needs arising from the clashes in May in Bria. This new outbreak of violence worries us and jeopardizes the hard-won gains to help the affected people,” added Rochdi.
Previous incidents of violence had displaced 41,409 out of the 47,500 inhabitants in Bria.“These multiple movements plunge the inhabitants but especially the women,the children and the elderly of Bria in an extreme level of vulnerability,” said Rochdi.
Some 500 000 civilians-representing a quarter of the total population-are displaced in CAR.This follows years of clashes between Christian and Muslim radicals.
– CAJ News

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