08-02-2016 | di COOPI
Car: civil protection and security must be the priority
It's been 2 years since violence erupted in Central African Republic. according to ECHO. Together with the International NGOs working in the country, COOPI pleads the United Nations Multi-Dimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission (MINUSCA) to restore stability, protect civilians and facilitate humanitarian access to people in need
Last 10th March, Filippo Brisighelli — one of COOPI project leader in Central African Republic — delivered a message to the United Nations Security Council visiting the country, on behalf of 21 international non-governmental organizations working in the Country.
As reported by ItalyUN.it, "Filippo Brisighelli met the Council's Ambassadors in Bria, 300 miles east from Bangui, a city of about 35,000 inhabitants, which until a month ago was under control of the Séléka ethnic group. At the meeting, Brisighelli brought to the attention of the Council, led by the French Ambassador Francois Delattre (the rotating president for the month of March) the role of MINUSCA in ensuring better security for the delivery of humanitarian assistance in the area".
It's written in the message addressed to the UN: "After the eruption of violence in December 2013, the humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic is still ongoing in March 2015: security is not fully restored and half the population is still in need of emergency assistance. The situation remains precarious and deadly, with the national government and the international community still having great difficulty to reduce the ongoing insecurity that significantly jeopardises civilian protection and affects the overall humanitarian response.
While appreciating the UN Security council and Member States' support to CAR – including aid and peacekeeping – that helped saving countless lives and reducing the suffering of thousands of people, the International NGO signatories of this document plead for the United Nations Multi-Dimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission (MINUSCA) to deliver on its vital mandate to restore stability, protect civilians, create the conditions for the recovery of Central Africans from this crisis and to facilitate humanitarian access to the Central African people in need."
Read the complete Message to the UN Security council (.pdf, 410KB).