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CAR's Children are OUR Children

CAR’s children are OUR CHILDREN. UNICEF Representative: “You look into their eyes & they are just lost. But it is not just the violence, it is the sheer brutality. Chopping. Maiming.” Global Citizens, OPEN YOUR EYES & HEARTS.

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World Must Help People of CAR 'Not Tomorrow - Today' Declares UNSG Ban Ki-moon

UNSG Ban Ki-moon minced no words on urgency of humanitarian needs in CAR NOW. Along with 10,000 troops & 2,000 police approved by Security Council for a new UN peacekeeping mission, support of AU & French forces is crucial, & Ban urged troop reinforcements to be provided by European Union as well.

International Day of Happiness in Central African Republic (CAR)?

With the smile on this mother’s face as she picks up food rations, one cannot imagine the truly dire situation there. (see my earlier post on Facebook wall today) Says WFP: “The entire population, not only the displaced, is affected & live in a precarious food situation. People of CAR particularly women & children need us now. We must act before rains exacerbate tragic situation & pictures of skeletal, severely underweight children document our failure & neglect.”

New UN Program Aims to Help CAR Communities Heal/Rebuild

UNEP aims to help rebuild the social fabric in Central African Republic by reducing vulnerabilities in the social, economic & security spheres increasing earning potential for women & marginalized groups through vocational training bringing different ethnic groups together.

Food Airlifts Begin in CAR Amidst Worsening Security

Ethnic religious cleansing could lead to a full-scale food & security crisis. Success of the planting season could be a critical turning point where around 75 % of the population rely on small-scale agriculture for food & income.

Central African Republic: UN Rights Office Warns of Worsening

International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda announced after reviewing many reports detailing acts of extreme brutality by various groups her Office will open a preliminary examination into situation in CAR.

Central African Republic: Over 6,000 Child Soldiers May Be Involved in Fighting

According to UNICEF, recruitment is happening on all sides, with reasons including poverty, despair, desire for revenge, & general lack of options for children, & there have been many reports of girls being used as sex slaves.