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UN aims to evacuate 19,000 Muslims under threat in Central African Republic

By Reuters | Tue, 1 Apr 2014 13:01 PM
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By Stephanie Nebehay

GENEVA, April 1 (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Tuesday it was trying to evacuate 19,000 Muslims urgently from Bangui and other parts of Central African Republic who are surrounded by anti-balaka Christian militia threatening their lives.

Anti-balaka forces control major routes to and from Bangui as well as many towns and villages in the southwest, the U.N. refugee agency ...

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