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Onu condemns attacks against peacekeepers Central African

Verantwortlicher Autor: Giorgio Esposito EN, 27.12.2020, 20:51 Uhr
Presse-Ressort von: GIORGIO ESPOSITO Bericht 3734x gelesen
UN peacekeepers of the UN mission in the Central African Republic
UN peacekeepers of the UN mission in the Central African Republic  Bild: ONU - MINUSCA / Leonel Grothe

EN [ENA] United Nations chief condemns attacks against peacekeepers in the Central African Republic. In Dékoa, in the prefecture of Kémo and in Bakouma, in the prefecture of Mbomou, attacks were launched on the UN mission blue helmets (MINUSCA) and on the national security.

In Dékoa, in the prefecture of Kémo and in Bakouma, in the prefecture of Mbomou, attacks have been launched on UN peacekeepers (MINUSCA) and on national security forces, causing 3 deaths and various injured. The United Nations Secretary General strongly condemned the attacks on Friday which killed three Burundian peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) and also wounded two. A few days before elections in the Central African Republic (CAR), an increase in armed violence is threatening the safety of civilians and their right to vote, according to the United Nations human rights office.

The attacks, conducted by unidentified gunmen, took place as violence escalated in different parts of the Central African Republic, ahead of Sunday's presidential and parliamentary elections. According to a UN official in the country, insecurity has "panicked" the population and has led to more than 55,000 people fleeing their homes, further increasing their vulnerability. There has also been an increase in attacks on humanitarian actors. In the past week alone, over 17 incidents against personnel and humanitarian resources have been recorded, with an ambulance and a district vehicle hijacked, injuring a worker.

The military component of MINUSMA in Central Africa, with an authorized force of over 14,000 men, consists of military observers, staff officers and personnel deployed throughout the Central African territory. The United Nations peacekeepers are made up of 113 thousand people, including police forces and civilians. Created by 125 countries and currently serving 13 missions around the world, they are used to protect and care for civilians, ensure the maintenance of the ceasefire, protect human rights, the rule of law and support free and fair democracy . They work tirelessly to also ensure that women's voices are heard and grow in civil, military and political life. Report: Italia News Press Agency - www.italianews.org

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