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Daily Noon Briefing Highlights: Central African Republic

07 Jul 2021

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A child walks among the charred ruins of Alindao in the Central African Republic, following armed clashes (file photo). © OCHA/Karen Perrin

Daily Noon Briefing Highlights – 7 July 2021

Central African Republic

The situation in the Central African Republic remains tense in Alindao following cyclical armed violence in the past week that has affected thousands of people.

Yesterday, 6 July, in Bangui, the Humanitarian Coordinator for the Central African Republic, Denise Brown, strongly condemned the armed violence compounded by serious violations of international humanitarian law that has left at least two civilians dead, caused the displacement of thousands of already displaced Central Africans, injured a humanitarian worker, and led to a significant reduction in humanitarian assistance in the city. 

Significant population movements have been recorded towards the District Hospital, existing sites for internally displaced people, MINUSCA bases and surrounding villages. 

Due to the persistent insecurity, assistance in town and on the axes has been significantly reduced, with the exception of health services and provision of safe drinking water. 

Burning of houses and looting of property of a population already battered by years of conflict were also recorded, as well as attempted break-ins to humanitarian premises.

The Humanitarian Coordinator said that all parties to the conflict must stop all violence against civilians, civilian infrastructure and humanitarian actors, and respect international humanitarian law.