The United Nations, UN has sought assistance support for over 3.4 million people in Central African Republic requiring help and protection.

UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the country, Mohamed Ayoya, who made the call at a news conference in Geneva, said of this number, 2.4 million had needs so severe and complex that their survival and dignity is at risk.

The conflict in neighbouring Sudan has further exacerbated needs, and a 465 million dollars humanitarian plan for the country was amended to include support for some 25,000 Sudanese and Central African Republic nationals fleeing the fighting, as well as local communities hosting them.

Ayoya provided a background to the humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic.

Repeated military confrontations between various armed groups had uprooted one in five people from their homes, forcing them to find refuge elsewhere in the country or across the border.

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