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Incidents affecting civilians and humanitarian workers on the rise in the Central African Republic

06 Aug 2018
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OCHA/Bertrand Médard Gailemas

In the first half of 2018, the protection cluster has recorded 6,629 protection incidents in the Central African Republic (CAR). In the same period, 5 humanitarian actors have lost their lives while on duty. A sixth humanitarian staff was killed on 1 August in Alindao, in south-eastern CAR.

“Humanitarian staff and goods are not a target. I am appalled by the outbreak of violence against civilians in need of protection and against humanitarian workers whose only credo is to save lives,” said Najat Rochdi, the Humanitarian Coordinator, in a statement published today.