UN: We failed Central African Republic

2014-05-02 08:53
 Demonstrators hold a placard reading \We want peace and the development of our country, we refuse war\ at the airport in Bangui, as the President of the Central African Republic greets the current president of the African Union and President of Beni

Demonstrators hold a placard reading \We want peace and the development of our country, we refuse war\ at the airport in Bangui, as the President of the Central African Republic greets the current president of the African Union and President of Beni

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New York - The director of UN humanitarian operations says the mood in Central African Republic is turning to "resignation" amid ethnic cleansing and thousands of deaths, and he warns that the international community has not sent enough security forces or funding to change the situation.

John Ging told reporters at the UN on Thursday, "We have so far failed the people of CAR."

Ging briefed on his first visit to the country in three months, and he says there has been a "very significant deterioration", with 2 000 people killed in that time.

Central African Republic faces unprecedented sectarian violence, and Ging said people now blame Christians or Muslims instead of simply "armed groups" as before.

He said just 28% of an international funding appeal for the crisis has been met.

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