Central African Republic violence 'highly worrying,' UN says

Central African Republic violence 'highly worrying,' UN says

The U.N. high commissioner for human rights warned that the violence in areas previously spared major sectarian bloodshed was "highly worrying".

On Monday, U.N. forces managed to free the area around the mosque securing an escape for those who were hiding inside, according to U.N. mission spokesman Herve Verhoosel.

"The hard-earned relative calm in Bangui and some of the bigger towns in auto risks being eclipsed by the descent of some rural areas into increasing sectarian violence, with defenceless civilians - as usual - paying the highest price", Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said.

"These attacks led to significant population displacement, an undetermined number of civilian casualties and the death of one Moroccan peacekeeper, bringing to six the number of peacekeepers killed in the Central African Republic this week, " the statement said.

Guterres strongly condemned the attack on the United Nations peacekeepers, which, he said, "may constitute a war crime".

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Radio France International, citing a local source, said hundreds of fighters had taken part in the attacks this weekend and had killed at least 30 people.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) deputy head of mission Rene Colgo is now coordinating the emergency response in Bangassou, Central African Republic, where MSF is now calling for a ceasefire after conflict escalated. We are assisting people who have sheltered in the hospital, and the Catholic mission is helping those who are in the church, but those who are now in the mosque are completely cut off.

Thousands have died as a result of the conflict and over a million people have been internally displaced as a result of the conflict in what was already the world's third poorest country.

The latest attack comes less than a week after Moroccan and Cambodian peacekeepers were ambushed on the Rafai-Bangassou road, 220 km south-east of the town of Bria, in auto.

Doctors Without Borders says civilians are being attacked at levels not seen in years. Clashes from May 6-7 in Alindao between sectarian rebel groups killed dozens of people, according to the Red Cross. Prime Minister Simplice Mathieu Sarandji assured those protesting that the government would punish those responsible. More than half of the population relies on humanitarian aid, but the United Nations says relief efforts are dangerously underfunded. "These people only want one thing: that justice is done".

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