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Central African Republic

Gaining access to water: A grandmother’s plight
BANGUI/DAKAR/GENEVA, 4 February 2014 - More than 20,000 children in the Central African Republic (CAR) capital, Bangui, will start classes in temporary learning spaces after violence forced them to flee their homes and closed down their schools.

Statement - UNICEF condemns attack on health facility, killing of aid staff in Central African Republic
BANGUI/DAKAR/GENEVA, 4 February 2014 - More than 20,000 children in the Central African Republic (CAR) capital, Bangui, will start classes in temporary learning spaces after violence forced them to flee their homes and closed down their schools.

In CAR capital, Bangui, UNICEF and partners set up temporary classrooms for over 20,000 displaced children
BANGUI/DAKAR/GENEVA, 4 February 2014 - More than 20,000 children in the Central African Republic (CAR) capital, Bangui, will start classes in temporary learning spaces after violence forced them to flee their homes and closed down their schools.

Children targeted in Central African Republic atrocities
BANGUI/DAKAR/PARIS/GENEVA, 6 December 2013 – One year after the start of the conflict in the Central African Republic, 2.3 million children are affected by the crisis...

Central African Republic: UNICEF calls for an investigation into the alleged killings of children
DAKAR/BANGUI, 12 November 2013 – Alarmed by the renewed violence in Central African Republic affecting civilians, in particular women and children, UNICEF today urges...

Central African Republic: Amidst new displacements, UNICEF running low on life-saving supplies
BOSSANGOA, Central African Republic, 29 October, 2013 – With increasing numbers of people displaced by violence across the Central African Republic, UNICEF warns that growing needs will exceed available emergency supplies in the coming weeks.

UNICEF-chartered cargo plane delivers life-saving humanitarian supplies to Central African Republic
BANGUI, Central African Republic, 26 July 2013 – A UNICEF-chartered cargo aircraft loaded with 52 metric tonnes of humanitarian supplies touched down today in Bangui, Central African Republic.

Snapshot of child misery emerges from UNICEF missions in CAR
GENEVA/BANGUI, Central African Republic, 2 July 2013 – Hundreds of thousands of children across the Central African Republic (CAR) are without nutritious food, basic medicines, medical care and schooling as violence continues in the country...

41 children are released from armed groups in the Central African Republic
BANGUI/YAOUNDE, 28 May 2013 – Forty-one children were released on 27 and 28 May in the capital Bangui following a series of meetings between UNICEF and the Head of State of the Transition in the Central African Republic Michel Djotodia.

Emergency measles vaccination campaign to protect 125,000 children in Central African Republic
BANGUI/YAOUNDE, 21 May 2013 – UNICEF and its partners are mounting an emergency measles vaccination campaign in Bangui, the conflict-hit capital of the Central African Republic, after eight children tested positive for the disease in April.

UNICEF condemns the re-recruitment of child soldiers and killing of a child in Central African Republic
YAOUNDE/BANGUI/GENEVA, 10 May 2013 – UNICEF condemns in the strongest possible terms the re-recruitment and the killing of a 17-year-old boy.

Education in Central African Republic- another casualty of the conflict
YAOUNDE/BANGUI, 23 April 2013 - At least half of schools across the country remain closed, four months after a conflict that has disrupted lives and which is placing the future of Central African children in jeopardy.

More children killed in Central African Republic amidst escalating violence
BANGUI/DAKAR/GENEVA, 17 April 2013 – In the face of the intensifying violence in the Central African Republic, including on a playing field and a church, more and more children are being killed and injured, says UNICEF.

UNICEF condemns new recruitment of children by armed groups in the Central African Republic
BANGUI/DAKAR/GENEVA, 12 April 2013 – UNICEF has clear evidence of the continuing recruitment and use of children by armed groups in the Central African Republic and is warning leaders that such practices represent a grave violation of international law.

UNICEF flies emergency aid to conflict-stricken Central African Republic
BANGUI, Central African Republic/DAKAR/GENEVA, 9 April 2013 – A special UNICEF-chartered flight carrying over 23 tonnes of essential drugs, obstetric supplies and water tanks arrived yesterday in conflict-ravaged Bangui.

Handwashing one of most effective ways to prevent disease in Central African Republic
BANGUI, 15 October 2012 – On Global Handwashing Day, UNICEF emphasizes the fact that the very simple act of washing hands with soap and water is one the most effective methods of preventing disease.

UNICEF Advocate Ishmael Beah calls for the end of recruitment of children in armed groups in Central African Republic
At the end of his five-day mission to the Central African Republic, activist and author Ishmael Beah said there were still armed groups using children as combatants and in other roles.

Children associated with armed groups released in Northern region of Central African Republic
AKOURSOULBAK, Central African Republic, 22 June 2012 – The United Nations task force on children associated with armed groups or forces welcomes the release of 32 children from the Convention of Patriots for Justice and Peace (CPJP).

New effort by UNICEF, Central African Republic to cut malaria child deaths
Bangui, Central African Republic, 28 May 2010 – More than a million mosquito nets are being distributed in the Central African Republic in a bid to protect children and pregnant women from malaria.

Central African Republic: malnutrition among children in southern CAR alarming
Bangui, Central African Republic, 11 August 2009 – UNICEF today expressed alarm at the rising rates of acute malnutrition among children in southern Central African Republic.

UN Secretary-General releases report on children suffering from ongoing violence in Central African Republic
Bangui, Central African Republic, 13 February 2009 – UNICEF is supporting the release and reintegration of children associated with armed groups | L’UNICEF soutient la libération et la réinsertion des enfants associés aux groupes armés.

MINURCAT facilitates joint UN humanitarian mission to Daha (Chad)
MINURCAT and UN agencies facilitated another joint humanitarian mission to Daha, at the Chad/Central African Republic (CAR) border.| La MINURCAT et les agences de l'ONU ont organisé une nouvelle mission humanitaire à Daha.

The Central African Republic starts national anti-measles campaign targeting 745,000 children.
Bangui, Central African Republic, 17 December 2008 – Nearly 800,000 children under five are to be immunized in a fresh campaign launched by the Government of the Central African Republic (CAR) in the northwest of the conflict-affected country.

Visit of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Joel Madden to CAR focuses on access to clean water
Bangui, CAR, 4th November 2008 – For thousands of children living in the Central African Republic, their every day drinking water is a mass killer, said UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Joel Madden.

Launch of a nation wide maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination campaign in Central African Republic
Bangui, 1 October 2008 - The campaign, sponsored by UNICEF Spain Goodwill Ambassador, Estefania Luyk, and Dodot will benefit a million reproductive aged women across the country.

Central African Republic : UNICEF welcomes release of child soldiers and urges further demobilizations
Bangui, Central African Republic, 7 July 2009 – UNICEF today confirmed the demobilization of 182 children who have been released by the rebel group APRD since April 2009 in Central African Republic’s northern Ouham Pendé province.

Central African Republic : Our lives - Street children pick up cameras in CAR
Bangui, 16 June 2008 – Coinciding with the Day of the African Child, 15 children document their lives in the streets of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic

 

 
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