Humanitarian aid worker killed and NGO offices robbed
#Centrafrique : L’ONG Solidarités international maintient sa présence à Kabo malgré le braquage de sa base. Elle a été victime d’un braquage sur sa base à Kabo dans la nuit du 7 au 8 Décembre derniers par quatre (4) assaillants https://t.co/GK5dV2Sd9q #CARcrisis @ocha_car— RJDH-RCA (@RJDH_RCA) 19 december 2017
According to Réseau des Journalistes pour les Droits de l'Homme en Centrafrique (RJDH Centrafrique), four unidentified perpetrators robbed the offices of the humanitarian NGO - Solidarités Internationales - in Kabo on the night of 7th December. After the robbery, the NGO evacuated staff affected by the robbery, but maintains its presence in Kabo.
Meanwhile, unknown assailants shot and killed humanitarian worker Hubert Benjamin Degaulleat at his home in Kaga Bandoro, northern CAR. Degaulle had handled logistical operations for the NGO Intersos since 2015.
On 21st November 2017, Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) announced the suspension of its activities in Bangassou, southeast CAR, due to a violent armed robbery of its base on 20th November. All 58 MSF staff members were evacuated.
Tensions are rising in Bangui: two weeks ago a grenade attack in a local bar, now two MINUSCA cars burned down. Risk of escalation in the only island of stability of #CARcrisis ? https://t.co/jwsbLPoVTq— Enrica Picco (@EnriPicco) 24 november 2017
On 24th November 2017, scores of young people protested against MINUSCA - the UN mission in the CAR located in Bangui - after a student was ran over by a vehicle in the morning and died. The protesters blamed the UN for the incident and set two UN vehicles on fire. In addition, a vehicle with firefighters was also attacked, leaving one firefighter injured. The government and MINUSCA later declared that the vehicle that killed the student was not part of the UN fleet. One protester expressed frustration to France 24 over MINUSCA's actions in the country, stating that the UN mission remains mostly in Bangui, rarely getting outside and into the regions.
Civic Space Developments
CountryCentral African Republic