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Central African Republic: Raising the alarm at ECOSOC on a regional crisis

Central African Republic: Raising the alarm at ECOSOC on a regional crisis
23/06/2014  - 

Commissioner Georgieva is in New York where she is participating in the humanitarian segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council. She is addressing the Council today as a panellist in a high level event on humanitarian action in the Central African Republic (CAR) and neighbouring countries.

The Commissioner will urge the international community to keep focussed on a regional crisis which has profound consequences unless security is restored to CAR and tens of thousands of people who fled sectarian violence are able to return to their homes.

She will also chair an event on the protection of children in conflict, organised by UNICEF, World Vision and Save the Children.

Day Two of her attendance at ECOSOC will find her taking part in a panel discussion on effective humanitarian assistance, along with Valerie Amos, the UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.

The Commissioner will argue that in a world where humanitarian needs are surging as a result of climate change, population growth and extremism the international community needs to rethink its approach.