Operation Africom in full-effect:
The security situation in the Central African Republic is getting even worse despite the inauguration of a new leader, the UN human rights chief says.
“Muslim civilians are now extremely vulnerable,” said Navi Pillay.
Her statement came as a Muslim and Christian leader met British Prime Minister David Cameron to lobby for more international assistance.
About a million people – 20% of the population – have fled their homes during months of religious violence.
“I call as a matter of utmost urgency upon the international community to strengthen peacekeeping efforts… Many lives are at stake,” said Ms Pillay.
France, the former colonial power, has 1,600 troops in CAR, working with some 4,000 from African countries.
Last week, new President Catherine Samba-Panza said this was not enough.
Since the country’s first Muslim leader Michel Djotodia resigned earlier this month, there have been widespread reports of revenge attacks on Muslim civilians.
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