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