Crisis in the Central African Republic

Taken from UNA Vancouver

“The worst crisis most people have never heard of” – Samantha Power, US Ambassador to the UN. As a community of people who share an interest in peace and humanity, and realize the importance of working together to ensure the world acts to help the most vulnerable, we all need to be, at the very least, aware of what is happening in the Central African Republic (CAR). This landlocked country situated, as its not very imaginative name suggests, in the center of the African continent has been a victim of its geography and its colonial history for many decades. A former French colony, it became fully independent in 1960. Its independence has been marred by corruption and military rule. Added to this, its unstable regional neighborhood includes Chad, Sudan, South Sudan, the DRC and the Republic of Congo. This country has always been battling against the odds. 

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[1] http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/11/26/uk-central-africa-un-idUKBRE9AP14020131126 Accessed 11/29

[2] http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2013-11-29/france-sends-troops-to-central-african-republic – Accessed 11/29

[3] http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/22/central-african-republic-verge-of-genocide – Accessed 11/29 [4]http://lightbox.time.com/2013/11/26/central-african-republic-by-william-daniels/#1 – Accessed 11/29 Article by UNAC-Vancouver website writer: Barry Hynes.

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