BANGUI/DAKAR/NEW YORK, 1 June 2017 – Two planes carrying vital supplies for thousands of families displaced by violence in the Central African Republic were finally able to land earlier today in Bangassou, UNICEF said, after weeks of intensified conflict had blocked the delivery of humanitarian assistance to the southeast.

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CAR: Armed Groups Using Schools

NAIROBI, 23 March 2017 – Armed groups in the Central African Republic have occupied, looted, and damaged school buildings, preventing children from getting an education, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

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15 November 2016 - As aid officials prepare to meet in Brussels on Thursday to seek funding to continue their programmes in Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported today that more than 850,000 people there - half of them children - are still on the move, either internally displaced or refugees in neighbouring countries.

 

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DAKAR, 11 May 2016 - Benoit Daoundo is a child protection officer who works for the United Nations children's agency (UNICEF) to help release children from armed groups in Central African Republic.

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NEW YORK, 07 Mar 2016 - The United Nations Secretary-General is “deeply troubled by the scale and nature of violations endured by children” in successive waves of violence in the Central African Republic. His third report on the situation of children affected by armed conflict in the Central African nation describes widespread violations and dreadful acts of violence against boys and girls committed between January 2011 and December 2015.

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BAMBARI, 29 November 2015 - When two of Josephine's uncles were murdered by armed cattle rustlers on Central African Republic's southern border just before her twelfth birthday, all she could think of was taking revenge.

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BANGUI, 5 May 2015 - Leaders of armed groups in the Central African Republic agreed today to release all children associated with their forces and to immediately end any new child recruitment.

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Press release

BANGUI/DAKAR/GENEVA, 17 January 2014 - Twenty-three children between 14 and 17 years old were released from armed groups in Bangui on Thursday, with many more identified for release in the coming days.

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12 June 2014 - The violence in Central African Republic forced 97,000 civilians to flee across the border to Chad. Some 1,200 of those in flight were unaccompanied or separated children, who now long to find their families and return to school and to safety, or at least some semblance of normality.

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2 June 2014 — When gunfire rang out through the village just after dawn, when neighbors dropped their coffee to flee, even when her mother grabbed three younger children and ran for her life, the 10-year-old girl did not budge.

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