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Old 12-20-2016   #61
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Default CAR: Fragile, failed and forlorn

The Central African Republic: $2.2 Billion Won’t Buy Peace

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Old 02-15-2017   #62
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Default Blue helmets and 'red lines' with attack helicopters in reserve

A rare BBC report on the CAR and the problems facing the UN peacekeepers, known as MINUSCA; with the faraway setting in Washington DC:
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Welcome to the world of the warlords. We may be seeing a lot more of them if President Trump keeps his promise to scale back American support for UN peacekeeping. Currently the US supplies 28.57% of the total budget for UN deployments.
I was not aware MINUSCA had attack helicopters:
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The fact that UN attack helicopters were deployed at the weekend proves this. Not only in the CAR, but in trouble spots across the globe there will be warlords and beleaguered civilians watching what happens next.
Link:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-38967461

Since this conflict is often along Christian -v- Muslim lines, would President Trump remove funding?
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Default Syria in focus; CAR is not

From MSF a report on the deterioration in CAR, in the countryside and in places previously unaffected:
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Last year, CAR had the second highest number of violent incidents in the world – second only to Syria
It appears few wish to help:
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The United Nations estimates that more than two million people, almost half of the country’s inhabitants, depend on foreign aid. Around US$400 million is required: they haven't even been able to raise 13 percent of this figure.
Link:https://www.msf.org.uk/article/car-p...survival-mode?

There is a BBC News report from March 2015 (6 mins), by Fergal Keane, which illustrates how difficult the CAR is - for the UN peacekeepers:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybHcjMcadTc
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