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Central African Republic. Murder in hospital alarms EU

(BRUSSELS2) The spokespersons for Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Kristalina Georgieva, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid, condemned “ firmly Monday, April 28 the killing in the Central African Republic of sixteen unarmed civilians, including three "humanitarian workers" — local employees of the NGO Doctors Without Borders — in a hospital in Nanga Boguila, 450 km from Bangui, as well as the killing of an aid worker in another incident in Bangui. “All state and non-state actors must respect human rights and humanitarian law”, they point out, asking “urging all armed groups to cease violent attacks against the population and to ensure immediate, unhindered and safe access to humanitarian organizations”. The MSF organization directly blamed the fighters and soldiers of the ex-Seleka coalition and suspended its activities in Boguilla.

(Loreline Merelle)

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Loreline Merelle

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