Central African Republic

United Nations: Half of CAR Needs Aid

U.N. official says 2.2 million people need assistance

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The U.N. political affairs chief said the humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic is deteriorating at an alarming rate following a wave of sectarian violence.

Jerry Feltman told the U.N. Security Council Monday that more than 935,000 people are now sleeping outside or in temporary spaces.

He said that about half the country's population, about 2.2 million people, need assistance. He said the situation in the capital, Bangui, is particularly dire.

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