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U.N., Aid Agencies Ask for $274M To Help CAR Refugees

News outlets report on relief agencies’ pleas for additional humanitarian aid funding for Central African Republic (CAR).

New York Times: Central African Republic: Aid Sought for Those Fleeing Unrest
“The United Nations refugee agency said Wednesday that it was working with 14 other humanitarian relief groups to seek $274 million in emergency donations to support the swelling population of refugees fleeing violence in the Central African Republic, one of Africa’s most dysfunctional countries…” (Gladstone, 4/16).

Reuters: ‘Broke’ U.N. agency pleads for help in Central African Republic
“Inter-communal violence is tearing Central African Republic apart but the conflict is not getting the attention, or aid, needed to save huge numbers of lives, the head of the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Wednesday…” (Miles, 4/17).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. and partners seek emergency funds to aid civilians fleeing Central African Republic
“United Nations humanitarian agencies and their partners today launched a joint appeal to donors to fund emergency operations in support of the growing number of people who have been fleeing the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) since last December…” (4/16).

VOA News: U.N. Seeks Millions to Help CAR Refugees
“Fifteen United Nations and private humanitarian agencies are appealing for $274 million to fund emergency aid for people fleeing violence in the Central African Republic…” (Schlein, 4/16).