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Letter to Congressional Leadership on Violence in the Central African Republic


Central Africans are reeling from a new wave of violence and insecurity that has deepened the humanitarian crisis, marred the recent electoral process and threatens to undermine hard-won gains by the Central African people. In the past month alone, 200,000 IDPs and refugees have been newly displaced, bringing the total displaced to 1.4 million.

At the start of the CAR crisis, the Obama Administration led America to play a decisive role in
preventing atrocities, investing in local peace efforts, in providing lifesaving humanitarian aid, and in ultimately supporting a democratic transition.

That is why a collection of humanitarian, faith-based, human rights, diaspora and peacebuilding groups committed to supporting the people of the Central African Republic (CAR), wrote to Secretary of State Antony Blinken articulate both near and medium-term measures to restore these gains and to support peace, democratic governance, and relief and recovery efforts in the country.

Read the letter below.