US boosts humanitarian aid to CAR

2014-06-24 12:41

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Washington - The United States on Monday said it was boosting its humanitarian aid to the Central African Republic to $118m in fiscal 2014.

The new allotment of an additional $51m is aimed at people in the CAR as well as those who have fled to neighbouring nations such as Chad and Cameroon, the state department said.

"More than half of CAR's population is in need of humanitarian assistance," said spokesperson Marie Harf.

"This new funding will provide clean water, food, emergency health services and relief supplies to those most in need as a result of the crisis.

And "it will support programmes dedicated to identifying lost children and reuniting them with their families and surviving caregivers, when possible", she stressed.

Harf said the United States "applaud[s] the hospitality of neighbouring host countries in welcoming the nearly 140 000 refugees who have fled since December 2013".

Since January 2013, the conflict has resulted in nearly 3 000 dead, thousands wounded, hundreds of victims of sexual crimes and more than a million displaced persons, a report out this week said.

War crimes and crimes against humanity are being committed with impunity in the Central African Republic, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) said in a new report.

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