UN Says Over 1 Million Are Displaced in CAR

86,000 have fled abroad


The number of people displaced in the troubled Central African Republic has topped 1 million, as the country's humanitarian crisis grows deeper.

The United Nations refugee agency said Monday that more than 950,000 people were displaced within the CAR, while another 86,000 have fled to neighboring countries.

VOA reporter Nick Long is in the CAR capital, Bangui. He said that according to a report from the U.N. humanitarian agency, living conditions for most of the country's people were growing desperate.