(New York, 2 October 2015): I am extremely alarmed by the recent upsurge in violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) and by attacks on humanitarian premises.
Ongoing violence by armed groups is preventing humanitarian organizations from reaching more than 42,000 women, men and children who have fled for their lives in the past few days in the capital, Bangui. People are living without the most basic necessities because humanitarian NGOs and U.N. agencies cannot reach them.
I have just had an opportunity to brief Member States here about the humanitarian situations in the Central African Republic and also in the Philippines, two crises that obviously demand our urgent and sustained attention.
Yesterday, I also briefed the Security Council on the unfolding situation in the Central African Republic with High Commissioner António Guterres, USG Hervé Ladsous, the Foreign Minister of the Central African Republic and the Representative of the African Union.
Thank you for the opportunity to brief the council on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) following my recent visit with the Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, the ASG of the Department of Security and Safety, Mbaranga Gasarabwe, and the African Union Political Affairs Commissioner Aisha Abdullahi.
The situation in CAR remains extremely grave, and urgent action by all – including by this Council – is required to prevent further bloodshed.
Wednesday, 14 August 2013
Thank you for the opportunity to brief the Council on the humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic [CAR] following my recent visit to the country with Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, the European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response.
Thank you very much, Mr. President, for this opportunity to brief the Security Council on my recent visits to Chad and to Sudan.
Mr. President, I visited Chad for a second time to look at the humanitarian situation and response, particularly in the light of the deployment of EUFOR and MINURCAT and the transition to MINURCAT II. In eastern Chad, I visited refugee and IDP camps, and a village where IDPs have begun to return. In N'djamena, I spoke with the Prime Minister and other ministers.