EU airlifts more humanitarian supplies into Central African Republic

| January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

foodAmid the continuing crisis in the Central African Republic, the European Union is again transporting urgently needed humanitarian assistance into the country. Today (23 January) a plane ferried 80 tons of relief supplies from Nairobi, Kenya into the Central African Republic capital, Bangui, including emergency shelter, blankets and basic household items such as soap and kitchen utensils.

“The humanitarian needs created by this crisis are huge – the entire population is affected,” said International Co-operation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva. “Only a few days ago we raised nearly half a billion dollars in pledges to bring yet more aid to the long-suffering Central Africans, more than half a million of whom have been uprooted from their homes in Bangui alone. We will continue to do all we can for as long as it takes.”

“As violence continues and the needs remain enormous, security and humanitarian access to the most vulnerable, both in and outside the capital, is an urgent priority.”

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