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US increases aid to Central African Republic amid new surge of violence

June 26, 2014

"The US has announced it is to increase its humanitarian aid to theCentral African Republic (CAR) by $51m (£30m) this year, bringing the total funding to $118m (£69m). The state department said the new allotment was aimed at people living in CAR, as well as those who have fled to neighbouring countries. The announcement comes after reports that dozens of people have been killed in CAR this week, following the massacre of 17 Muslims by Christian militia gunmen unleashed a fresh wave of sectarian violence...Aid agencies say the lack of clarity over the status of the displaced people is hampering efforts to help them. 'We estimate there could be at least 10,000 of these so-called stateless people who have neither Chadian nor Central African citizenship,' said Clement Cazaubon, country director for Action Against Hunger in Chad."

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