Attacks against aid workers in CAR at record high: UN

French Sangaris troops patrol in a military vehicle on August 16, 2014 in Bangui, CARCrimes against aid workers have reached a record high in the Central African Republic over the past year, a UN official said Thursday after a Red Cross volunteer was killed. Claire Bourgeois, the UN’s humanitarian coordinator in the strife-torn country, said there had been around 50 attacks on aid workers in the last 12 months as she condemned the killing of a volunteer shot Wednesday in Bangui “while he evacuated the injured.” “The number of humanitarian workers who have been killed, kidnapped, and seriously injured in the Central African Republic has reached a level never seen in the country before,” she said in a statement.

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