Monday, June 23, 2014

A Forgotten Crisis: Displacement in the Central African Republic

A Migration Policy Institute report, A Forgotten Crisis: Displacement in the Central African Republic, analyzes the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the Central African Republic (CAR) has received scant world attention, even as more than 20 percent of the population of 4.25 million has been displaced as a result of deadly sectarian violence. This article examines the causes of the violence, the international community response, and the impacts of large-scale displacement within the country and beyond its borders.

"The Central African Republic is falling through the cracks of international attention,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres said during a brief trip to the country earlier this year, where he called the crisis "a humanitarian catastrophe of unspeakable proportion.”

KJ

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2014/06/a-forgotten-crisis-displacement-in-the-central-african-republic.html

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