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Violence in the Central African Republic – June 13th 2019

Christian Solidarity Worldwide, June 9, 2019

Between 15 November 2018 and 4 December, there were two unprecedented attacks on church-run Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps.

More than 40 people were killed in an attack on the Sacred Heart Catholic Cathedral in Alindao Town and 2 children at a similar cap in Ippy Town. 

The camps were open to all people, regardless of their ethnicity or religion.  Everything was burned, and there was a level of despair which was really heart-breaking.

On 6 February, seven armed groups signed a new peace agreement negotiated by the African Union.  It did not include amnesties for armed groups such as those targeting the IDP camps, and those can consequently be brought to justice.