Central African Republic: Prioritising the protection of civilians – are we doing enough?

16 September 2014 14:00 - 15:30 GMT+01 (BST)
Public event
Streamed live online

​Speakers: 

Alison Giffen – Senior Associate and Co-Director, Future of Peace Operations Program, Civilians in Conflict Project, The Stimson Center (via video-link from Washington DC)

Veronique Barbelet – Research Fellow, Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI

Anthony Neal – Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Assistant, CAFOD

Jenny McAvoy – Director of Protection, InterAction, (via video-link from Washington DC) 

Andre Heller Perache – Head of Programmes, Médecins Sans Frontières UK

Driss Moumane - Programme Director, Catholic Relief Services (via video-link from Washington DC)

Chair:

Wendy Fenton - Coordinator, Humanitarian Practice Network


Description
In the Central African Republic, often described as a ‘silent’ or ‘forgotten’ crisis, the continuing violence and the daily targeting of civilians by numerous armed groups means that protecting civilians remains the top priority.

By now more than a million people in CAR have been displaced and 2.5 million people – over half of the population - need humanitarian assistance.  

Join us for the launch of issue 62 of the Humanitarian Exchange on the Central African Republic – the day after the new UN peacekeeping mission (MINUSCA) is deployed – to discuss what approaches are being used to support conflict-affected people and what more can be done by MINUSCA to protect them and prevent more violence.