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Thousands Taking Refuge in Bangui Airport Amid Unrest in CAR

African Union peacekeeping force backed by the French trying to restore order

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Despite the arrival of 1,600 French troops, and patrols by the FOMAC African peacekeepers, the situation in the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR) has yet to be fully stabilised.

Many people are taking refuge in Bangui airport where Doctors Without Borders, the only humanitarian aid organisation in the area, is struggling to cope with the influx of people.