C-A-R Rebellion Creates Refugee Crisis

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More than 200,000 people have been displaced in the Capitol of the Central African Republic in two weeks.

The country descended into chaos after Muslim rebels overthrew the Christian-led government back in March.

Just this month, over 500 people have been killed as the violence continues.
The U.N. is scaling up its humanitarian response and the World Food Program is delivering food to refugees. Nearly a quarter of the population faces the threat of starving to death.

France also has more than 1600 troops on the ground to help stabilize the troubled nation.

Aid workers are concerned of the threat of disease among refugees. The lines at their clinics are growing longer with people seeking treatment for malaria, diarrhea, malnutrion and skin diseases.

Children are being treated at a hospital in Bangui for malnutrition and other problems. Doctors there say it was already a problem but became worse following the country's crisis.

The World Food Program is resuming food delivery near the Bangui airport after it was stopped due to security issues.

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