UN troops for CAR ‘too late’
In Central African Republic (CAR), people are welcoming an UN decision to deliver 12,000 peacekeepers for the former French colony.
The United Nations says about 1.3 million people – 1 / 4 of the populace – have been in need of help.
However the UN operation will begin in September. Many state that’s too late.
Moustapha Naiss, a Muslim citizen residing in the capital Bangui said, “If they’d the ability they ought to have done it before the massacre began. However they weren’t here. The folks asked for help before, however they are usually late. Now they’re discussing October.”
Christian local Fredithaya referred to the headgear of the UN soldiers, saying: since we’ve experienced a great deal, there’s been lots of deaths blue boots are needed by “I within Bangui.
“Everywhere you try this community you will find dead bodies. So blue boots have to come easily,” she added.
Hundreds have died in clashes around the capital Bangui between Muslim and Christian groups.
The fighting has triggered fears of genocide.
The clash was started last March when Muslim Seleka rebels seized power.