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Muslims flee CAR violence in convoy escorted by peacekeepers

Source: Reuters - Thu, 1 May 2014 17:30 PM
Author: Thomson Reuters Foundation
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Central African Republic has been wracked by conflict since mainly Muslim rebels seized power in the majority Christian nation in March 2013. About 1 million people have fled their homes and thousands have died in the violence, the United Nations says. African Union peacekeepers are escorting convoys of Muslims to safety in neighbouring countries.

  •  A woman holds one of twin babies born a day earlier to a relative. before setting off from the northern town of Kaga Bandoro for the Chad border, escorted by AU peacekeeping troops. April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

    A woman holds one of twin babies born a day earlier to a relative. before setting off from the northern town of Kaga Bandoro for the Chad border, escorted by AU peacekeeping troops. April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

  •  People walk through a temporary camp for internally displaced Muslims fleeing sectarian violence at the airport of the capital Bangui January 30, 2014. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

    People walk through a temporary camp for internally displaced Muslims fleeing sectarian violence at the airport of the capital Bangui January 30, 2014. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

  •  A sick girl rests on her mother’s lap while another woman (top L) washes her baby by the roadside near the northern town of Kaga Bandoro, during a break from their journey towards the border with Chad, escorted by African Union forces April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

    A sick girl rests on her mother’s lap while another woman (top L) washes her baby by the roadside near the northern town of Kaga Bandoro, during a break from their journey towards the border with Chad, escorted by African Union forces April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

  •  One man’s wives, all heavily pregnant, sit in the back of a UNICEF vehicle near Sibut town after a night on the road, before departing for the Chad border escorted by AU peacekeepers April 28, 2014 REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

    One man’s wives, all heavily pregnant, sit in the back of a UNICEF vehicle near Sibut town after a night on the road, before departing for the Chad border escorted by AU peacekeepers April 28, 2014 REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

  •  Some of the 1,000 Muslims packed into trucks in a convoy escorted by AU peacekeepers stretch their legs as it halts on its way from the capital Bangui to the northern towns of Kabo and Sido, on the Chad border April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

    Some of the 1,000 Muslims packed into trucks in a convoy escorted by AU peacekeepers stretch their legs as it halts on its way from the capital Bangui to the northern towns of Kabo and Sido, on the Chad border April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

  •  A Muslim woman lies in a house in Boda, a day after her six-day-old baby died. April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

    A Muslim woman lies in a house in Boda, a day after her six-day-old baby died. April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

  •  People walk through a temporary camp for internally displaced Muslims fleeing sectarian violence at the airport of the capital Bangui January 30, 2014. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

    People walk through a temporary camp for internally displaced Muslims fleeing sectarian violence at the airport of the capital Bangui January 30, 2014. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

  •  A Muslim boy stands in front of his mother, who is carrying another child, in the town of Boda. His father was killed four months ago by Christian militia fighters. April 15, 2014 REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

    A Muslim boy stands in front of his mother, who is carrying another child, in the town of Boda. His father was killed four months ago by Christian militia fighters. April 15, 2014 REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

  •  Two armed militiamen simulate an attack on their enemy as they pose for a photograph near the town of Yaloke April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

    Two armed militiamen simulate an attack on their enemy as they pose for a photograph near the town of Yaloke April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

  •  A girl sits in the back of a truck with other Muslim families in the town of Bouar, western Central African Republic, preparing to flee the violence in a convoy escorted by African Union (AU) peacekeepers towards the border with Cameroon. March 9, 2014. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

    A girl sits in the back of a truck with other Muslim families in the town of Bouar, western Central African Republic, preparing to flee the violence in a convoy escorted by African Union (AU) peacekeepers towards the border with Cameroon. March 9, 2014. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

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