Past eventResearch Event

Responding to the Humanitarian Crisis in the CAR: The Role of the UN

18 October 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Chatham House, London

Participants

Najat Rochdi, Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA); United Nations Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

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Overview

Nearly 600,000 people have been displaced in the Central African Republic (CAR) since 2012, when clashes between Seleka and anti-Balaka forces led to a resurgence of violence after nearly a decade of intermittent conflict. The situation has been exacerbated by the recent upsurge in violence, and two million people are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance. 

At this event, Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic, Ms Najat Rochdi, will discuss the humanitarian situation in the CAR and the challenges to responding, and will explain the UN’s long-term strategies for protecting civilians and strengthening the political process.

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