Central African Republic

CEEAC meets to discuss CAR crisis


Leaders of the Economic Community of Central African States) (CEEAC) will meet today in Chad at the request of the organisation’s current Chairman and President of Chad, Idriss Déby, to discuss the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR).

A number of reports are suggesting that the leaders will tell CAR President Michel Djotodia that the transitional government isn’t working with some wanting him to stand down. The meeting is going ahead without a fixed agenda.

The leaders of the ten member organisation are facing a humanitarian crisis in the country with an estimated 513,000 displaced people across the country with more than two million people needing humanitarian assistance. The neighbouring countries are also facing problems with the conflict spilling over into neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo.

See here for the latest update from the United Nations.

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