United Nations envoy warns of violence against civilians in Central African Republic

United Nations envoy warns of violence against civilians in Central African Republic

The head of the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), Mankeur Ndiaye, warned of the dangers facing the civilian population as a result of continued violence on a daily basis despite the peace agreement signed in February.

The United Nations envoy said in a press release on Saturday that “some 12,000 people have been displaced following the May 21 killings of an armed group in the Oham Bendi area, despite the signing of the peace agreement by the group and that these operations were characterized by cowardice Killing 39 people“He said.

“The United Nations mission launched a military operation in the west of the Central African Republic, with the aim of protecting the civilian population and preventing the recurrence of new attacks or reprisals as well as the cessation of armed activities in the region,” the UN envoy said. The security situation remains precarious, with between 50 and 70 violations of the peace agreement being recorded weekly and these include violence against civilians, occupation of public buildings and illegal taxation.

“All parties to the peace agreement must commit themselves to end all forms of violence, settle disputes through dialogue and commit themselves to implementing the security arrangements they have already agreed upon.“He said.

The UN humanitarian envoy said the humanitarian situation remained precarious, jeopardizing peace prospects and that 2.9 million people, half of them children, needed protection and humanitarian assistance, while 1.2 million people were suffering from food insecurity. The peace process could To improve the transfer of humanitarian aid and carry out development activities in the stabilized area.

Read also: IMF calls on African countries to implement reform programs

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