Meeting Humanitarian Need in the Central African Republic
Senior Advocate, Refugees International
Executive Director, Center for Civilians in Conflict
Senior Advisor for C.A.R., U.S. Department of State (invited)
Deputy Director and Fellow, Africa Program, CSIS
Monday, May 5, 2014 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Center for Strategic and International Studies
1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
More than a year of internal conflict has displaced nearly one million Central Africans. In the capital, Bangui, tens of thousands of people are living in makeshift camps that are prone to flooding. In rural areas, people are returning home to find their livelihoods destroyed. C.A.R.’s minority Muslim communities are under siege and many have fled the country. The international community was unable to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe in C.A.R. Join us for a discussion of what donor governments and the United Nations can do to assist the needy and stop the crisis from getting worse. And hear what longer-term steps must be undertaken to lay the foundations for a peaceful outcome.