As the Security Council reviews the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), we write as a group of 28 local and international conflict prevention, protection of civilians, human rights, and humanitarian organizations concerned about the escalating levels of violence against civilians across the country. Current levels of insecurity exceed those of 2014 when the mission was established, as does the severity of the humanitarian crisis now gripping the country.

Following the publication of the UN Secretary-General’s report on the situation in CAR, and in advance of the expiry of the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in CAR (MINUSCA) on 15th November, we respectfully request that the Security Council considers two crucial recommendations from civil society when renewing the mandate.

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