Aid Workers Warn Of Worsening Humanitarian Crisis In CAR

“Aid workers warned Thursday of a looming humanitarian crisis in the Central African capital as tens of thousands of residents desperate for protection slept rough near a French army base in Bangui,” Agence France-Presse reports. “But as some districts of the capital returned to a semblance of normality,” following the deployment of French troops “last week to prop up an African peacekeeping force and start disarming fighters,” “the focus shifted to conditions in insalubrious makeshift camps, with humanitarian workers raising fears of cholera and other diseases spreading,” the news agency writes. “To make matters worse, U.N. aid agencies have not delivered any food supplies to the camp for the last week, a humanitarian official said, speaking on condition of anonymity,” the news service notes, adding, “[Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)] called on the United Nations to do more to address the crisis” (12/12).