Africa

Humanitarian Situation in CAR Worsening

Aid agencies believe at last 500 people have been killed in fighting that began last week

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NAIROBI — The humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic continues to spiral out of control as sectarian fighting in the capital displaces thousands. Now the peacekeeping force on the ground is being strengthened by a group of newly-arrived soldiers from Burundi. 

Tens of thousands of civilians are taking refuge at the airport in the capital, Bangui.   An eyewitness at the scene says more continued to arrive Friday as they fled the sectarian violence afflicting the city.