Stop ethnic cleansing in the Central African Republic
Burning and looting of Muslim property and a mosque in PK 26 area, north of the capital Bangui in late January. © Amnesty International
Right now, Anti-balaka militias are carrying out violent attacks in an effort to ethnically cleanse Muslims in the Central African Republic. These attacks have resulted in a Muslim exodus of historic proportions.
One of the deadliest attacks was on 18 January where at least 100 Muslims were killed, including women and old men.
International peacekeeping troops need to step up their operations to effectively protect civilians, in particular the country’s remaining Muslim communities.
The urgency of the situation demands an immediate response.