Prelate, NGOs rue humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic
Catholic World News - July 05, 2013
Archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga, the Central African Republic’s leading prelate, has joined representatives of nine humanitarian organizations in lamenting the humanitarian crisis that has arisen in the nation.
In March, following months of violent conflict, the Islamist rebel movement Seleka took control of the nation.
“Most of the health centers in the country have been closed for six months, approximately one million children do not go to school, and the population is deprived of the most basic services,” according to a statement signed by the archbishop and representatives of the organizations. “Children and especially girls are exposed to a large number of abuses, including sexual violence and early marriage.”
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