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Post-coup humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic
June 27, 2013 by The IRC
|A March 2013 coup in the Central African Republic put what is already one of the world's poorest countries on the brink of a hunger crisis. Photo:Christopher Scott/IRC|
"The international community needs to step in to ensure that Central Africans have access to the basic services that people in other countries take for granted.”
- Sarah Terlouw, country director for the International Rescue Committee in the Central African Republic.
The IRC and other aid groups in the Central African Republic say political instability is fueling a crisis for millions, with severe shortages of food, shelter and medical care and widespread looting, sexual violence and targeting of children.
Read the aid groups' joint statement (English and French):
- Post-Coup Humanitarian Crisis affects Entire Population of Central African Republic - media release, June 28, 2013 [PDF]
- Suite au coup d’État, l’ensemble de la population de la République centrafricaine frappée par une crise humanitaire - Communiqué de presse, le 28 juin 2013 [PDF]
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