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UN: Central African Republic could be failed state

UN officials warn Central African Republic could become failed state without urgent action

UN: Central African Republic could be failed state

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos is warning that the Central African Republic could become a failed state if swift action isn't taken to restore security and end appalling conditions there.

She told the Security Council on Wednesday that the failure to act now could see the crisis spread beyond the country's borders "and throughout a region already facing enormous challenges."

The new U.N. envoy to the Central African Republic, retired Lt. Gen. Babacar Gaye, said all council members agreed that the country is "close to being a failed state and we should absolutely take action."

He said the council should provide financial, logistical and technical support to a new 3,500-strong peacekeeping force established by the African Union.


Updated : 2021-04-12 12:56 GMT+08:00