Central African Republic on brink of collapse

15 August 2013Politics

Michelle Nichols reporting for Reuters:

U.N. aid chief Valerie Amos told the council the Central African Republic was at risk of becoming a failed state.

She said every one of the country’s 4.6 million people – half of whom are children – had been affected by the crisis. About 1.6 million of them are in dire need of assistance. More than 206,000 people have been internally displaced and nearly 60,000 have fled to neighboring countries.