Here are some updates on the situation in the CAR: Relief Web (January 9); Medicines Sans Frontieres (January 8); UN News Center (January 5) Central African Republic Fact Sheet (September 2017); and some more Fast Facts about the CAR from the CNN library. In addition, according to Business Insider, of the 25 poorest countrries on earth, the CAR is the poorest of the poor!
Although first published in Decemeber of 2016, this article and video capture the suffering of the people of the C.A.R.
Notification from U.S. Dept. of State issued May 26, 2017 (this shows the seriousness of the current situation in the CAR)
The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to the Central African Republic (CAR) due to an unpredictable security situation subject to rapid deterioration, the activities of armed groups, and violent crime.We urge U.S. citizens who are in CAR to consider departing. U.S. citizens in CAR who require consular assistance should contact the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde, Cameroon. This replaces the Travel Warning dated October 19, 2016.
The potential for intercommunal violence in CAR is high. Despite the presence of a United Nations stabilization force, the security situation is fragile. Large areas of the country are controlled by armed groups who regularly kidnap, injure and/or kill civilians. In the event of unrest, airport, land border, and road closures may occur with little or no notice.
The U.S. Embassy restricts the travel of its personnel outside of Embassy facilities, and also imposes a curfew. U.S. citizens who choose to remain in CAR should have safety and evacuation plans that do not rely on assistance from the U.S. government.
Click on "Projects" tab to see the latest exciting news on the status of the Chapel/Center of Ethics to be built on the campus of Bangui University! UPDATED 04/01/2016. ALSO check out prayer request page for a special prayer requests concerning this project! **** 1/31/2017 --- Chapel is now up and running! Please pray for the ministry that will happen in and through this facility! Check out the PROJECTS page for a January 31st update from Dr. Hibaile!