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21 Organizations Urge Congress to Address the Crisis in the Central African Republic & Strongly Support Its Peacekeeping Mission

On October 27, 2017, the Better World Campaign and 20 other organizations sent a letter to Congress urging them to address the growing humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic and fully support the peacekeeping operation in the country.

Shrinking humanitarian space has made the current situation even more devastating. The CAR is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for humanitarian workers and targeted attacks on humanitarian actors continue to impede humanitarians from providing lifesaving assistance.

While the situation in CAR is dire, it is not lost. A fragile peace has held in Bangui and Central Africans themselves have laid the foundations for peace, coming together to form over 1,000 peace committees across the country. These hard-fought gains must be protected.