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Commissioner Georgieva sounds warning on Central African Republic

Commissioner Georgieva sounds warning on Central African Republic
17/09/2013  - 

Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is in Paris today, where she will be visiting the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development to alert donors to the desperate situation in the Central African Republic.

The security situation in the impoverished nation remains extremely fragile, with a recent upsurge in fighting. Last week the transitional President Michel Djotodia announced he had dissolved Seleka, the coalition rebel group which six months ago ousted Francois Bozize, the previous president.

The country has been in a state of dire insecurity for months. Commissioner Georgieva visited Central African Republic in July, travelling to Kaga Bandoro, northwest CAR, to see for herself the effects on the civilian population of the severe unrest.

Later today she will take part in the Forum Convergences - a platform that aims at building new convergences between public, private, and solidarity-based actors to promote the Millennium Development Goals and to alleviate poverty.