Exodus adds to Central African Republic crisis


Rame Higa says she was born in the north of Central African Republic about 100 years ago. After her house was torched and her two children were killed she is on her way to Chad, a country she barely knows, because she is perceived to be Chadian, and therefore a target of militias opposed to former rebels that have now taken power. Almost 20,000 people of Chadian origin have fled violence in the Central African Republic in recent weeks, apparently targeted by armed groups in xenophobic attacks.

Photo: Crispin Dembassa-Kette, IRIN

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