20:03 - February 28, 2014
News ID: 1380928
The United Nations has requested more troops to protect Muslims in Central African Republic (CAR) living in makeshift camps and currently surrounded by armed militia groups.

 Adrian Edwards, the UN High Commission for Refugees spokesperson said over 15,000 Muslims face a high risk of attack and need improved security.

"Although violence has hit all communities in CAR, most of the people who are trapped are Muslims under threat from anti-balaka militiamen," Edwards said.

Anti-balaka continue to exact brutal killings against Muslims.

According to the UN refugee agency, the crisis has driven around one million people from their homes.

Many of Muslims have fled to neighbouring Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo.

Most of them are staying at make-shift camps. However, these camps are now surrounded by anti-Balaka militants.

Source: The African Report

Tags: CAR ، ، MUslims ، ، UN
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