CAR's political fate in the balance

Displaced people throng camp in Bangui in search of food as ethnic conflict leaves country on brink of catastrophe.

    More than 100,000 displaced people, desperate for food, have gathered in a camp outside the airport in the Central African Republic's capital, Bangui. There is enough food for around 12,000 people, but the facility has barely made a dent in the problem facing the civil-war-torn country.

    UN officials have told the Security Council that the country is on the brink of a catastrophe, with half the population made homeless since the Muslim rebel group, Seleka, seized power from the government last March. And on Thursday in Chad, Central African leaders will meet to discuss withdrawing their support for the interim leader, Michel Djotodia.

    Al Jazeera's Paul Brennan reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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