Armed groups in the Central African Republic, or CAR, have been urged to “immediately stop the violence” which has reportedly claimed dozens of lives and displaced more than 11,000.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement that many of those displaced in the Haute Kotto prefecture, following clashes between two rival militias last week, were civilians, many of them targeted due to their ethnicity.
He said international promises of aid to support CAR’s recovery, depended on a willingness to stop the fighting.
Here’s UN Spokeperson, Stéphane Dujarric.
“Accordingly, he calls on armed groups to immediately stop the violence and genuinely commit to ongoing efforts to address the root causes of the conflict including through the implementation of the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programmes recently approved in Bangui.”