Now that more news organizations and humanitarian agencies are on the ground in Bangui and its surrounding area in the Central African Republic there is more information on Twitter that we can all follow to get a clearer picture about what is happening in real time.
As you might know there is increasing sectarian violence in the Central African Republic spurred on by a Muslim government takeover this spring. Now Christians and Muslims are killing one another in vigilante violence and inter-religious warfare. People are taking up guns, machetes, and homemade weapons and are roaming the streets in search of their now perceived enemies. Historically while the Central African Republic has remained unstable since its independence from France, reports say this is the first sign of religious warfare in the country.
Below are some of the journalists and humanitarian organizations we are following closely.
nazanine moshiri (@nazaninemoshiri) December 16, 2013
EU Humanitarian Aid (@eu_echo) December 15, 2013
Save the Children (@SavetheChildren) December 13, 2013
Doctors w/o Borders (@MSF_USA) December 13, 2013
Fondation Hirondelle (@FondHirondelle) December 17, 2013
Oxfam International (@Oxfam) December 14, 2013
Mathieu Fortoul (@MathieuFortoul) December 13, 2013
Human Rights Watch (@hrw) December 17, 2013
(@UNICEF) December 16, 2013
AmnestyInternational (@amnesty) December 17, 2013
World Food Programme (@WFP) December 14, 2013
UNICEF CAR (@UNICEF_CAR) December 12, 2013
Andrew Stroehlein (@astroehlein) December 05, 2013
Tristan Redman (@TristanAJE) December 14, 2013
Stuart Webb (@Worldwidewebb1) December 13, 2013
- Avoid Mass Slaughter: U.N. Peacekeepers Needed To Protect Civilians During #CARCrisis @AmbassadorPower @StateDept (amnestyusa.org)
- Reports on Central African Republic’s Humanitarian Needs (thelede.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Have You Seen What’s Happening in the Central African Republic? (amnestyusa.org)
- More peacekeepers head to Central African Republic (bigstory.ap.org)