Central African Republic: searching for safety
"From the Field" series
26-01-2011 Film Ref. V-F-CR-F-01060-V
Around the town of Obo, in the south-east part of the Central African Republic, several rebel groups and bandits regularly attack civilians, causing killings, abductions, rapes and looting. Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced and found a safe heaven in already impoverished host communities. Trade has virtually stopped. Food is scarce and access to the fields to sow crops is very limited. People are forming armed vigilante groups to defend themselves and their communities.