Amid ongoing grave crises in the Central African Republic (CAR) and South Sudan, a coalition of organizations wrote to Secretary of State and strongly supportive of international efforts to restore order and ameliorate the severe human suffering in both contexts.

In light of the December 2013 decision by the Security Council to increase UNMISS peacekeeping troops from 6,800 to 12,000 and the growing possibility that the Council could authorize a UN mission in CAR as soon as March 11, we hope the Administration will take the following steps to ensure that peacekeeping operations in both contexts have the best chance to halt violence, protect civilians, and stabilize one of the most volatile regions of the world.

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