On January 17, the Peace and Security Funders group co-sponsored a tele-briefing with the International Human Rights Funders Group on preventing mass atrocities in the Central African Republic. The Central African Republic has fallen into anarchy, with more than 613,000 internally displaced persons and 230,000 refugees in neighboring countries. A March 2013 coup by a loosely organized militia, the Seleka, exacerbated already chronic humanitarian conditions in one of the world's poorest countries, sparking a political, military, and human rights crisis. This combination of factors has placed civilians at imminent risk of atrocity crimes, crimes against humanity, and war crimes, and has led some of the world's leading experts to issue public warnings of potential genocide.
The UN Foundation, a PSFG member, has recently issued report on the crisis that seeks to answer the following critical questions: what does UN intervention look like and how much will it cost? What is the cost of not acting? Additionally, the report includes a one-page summary on the crisis.
To view the report, click here.