CAR is very volatile, UN says
10 April 2013, 12:22
New York - The UN envoy to the Central African Republic says
the political and security situation in the country is highly volatile, the
humanitarian situation is "extremely dire," looting and sexual
violence are on the rise, and armed groups are recruiting children.
Margaret Vogt painted a grim picture of the country
following the overthrow of the government on March 24 by rebel fighters from
the Seleka alliance, saying leaders who are supposed to run a transitional
government can't return to their homes because they fear for their lives or
because their homes have been looted.
She told reporters by audio-link, after briefing the UN
Security Council on Tuesday, that the establishment of a National Transitional
Council to elect the head of the caretaker government is very important to
stabilising the country.