UN human rights official warns of torn social fabric in CAR

Africa Sustainable Conservation News

UN News Service
Central African Republic at critical juncture, UN human rights chief warns

27 January 2014 – Warning that the Central African Republic (CAR) is now at a critical juncture, the United Nations human rights chief today called on the international community to help restore security in the country, including by boosting the peacekeeping effort there.

“We simply cannot let the social fabric of this country be torn apart. I call as a matter of utmost urgency upon the international community to strengthen peacekeeping efforts,” said High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay.

“There is a need to urgently restore security not only in Bangui but also in other parts of the country. Many lives are at stake,” she warned in a news release.

Thousands of people are estimated to have been killed, and 2.2 million, about half the population, need humanitarian aid in a conflict which erupted when…

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