The humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic is a drama that threatens to inflame
the entire region. This is according to an appeal signed by 9 humanitarian organizations
operating in the Central African Republic and by the Archbishop of Bangui, Mgr.
Dieudonné Nzapalainga. Fides News Agency cites the appeal as saying that More than
60,000 children and their families suffer from serious food shortages. It further
talks of more than 200,000 children and their families having been forced to flee
their homes over the past 6 months." The document traces a dramatic picture of the
situation in Central Africa a few months after former President François Bozizé was
thrown out and the coming to power of Michel Djotodia, leader of the rebel coalition
Seleka. It says life for the suffering people of Central African Republic has virtually
come to a stand still. The 9 NGOs are appealing to the international community to
help raise 60 million euro that is needed to meet the most urgent humanitarian needs.
The Archbishop of Bangui, Nzapalainga, has warned that the situation in Central African
Republic is a real risk not only to the country but to the entire region