United Nations ready to send peacekeeping force in Central African Republic to replace MISCA 2812131
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Defence & Security News - Central African Republic
|Saturday, December 28, 2013 09:34 AM|
|United Nations ready to send a peacekeeping force in Central African Republic to replace MISCA.|
The United Nations said on Friday, December 27, 2013, it would speed up planning for a possible UN peacekeeping force in the strife-ridden Central African Republic, as French troops there sought to clamp down on violence. The grave situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) was the focus of talks between UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and French President François Hollande.
Burundian peacekeepers from the International Mission for Support for Central African Republic (MISCA) patrol a street in Bangui.
A statement from the Spokespersons' office says the Secretary-General expressed particular concern about increasing sectarian violence and violence between communities. The United Nations has already deployed a team of human rights officers to monitor the ongoing violence against civilians and is making arrangements for the deployment of a more permanent team for early 2014.