CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC – Another Attack on a CAR Refugee Camp by UPC

International Christian Concern | Dec. 11, 2018

Attacks on church run refugee camps continued in the Central African Republic last week. The Unité pour la Paix en Centrafrique(UPC), a Muslim militia in CAR, has often targeted Christian populations, including churches who are helping displaced people in the country. Last week, on Tuesday, December 4, the group attacked a small church hosting IDPs in the city of Ippy. There have not been clear reports on the total number of people killed or injured during the attack however. The church, Saint Xavier, was giving shelter to many of those who have fled from other areas that have been in conflict.

This attack took place mere weeks after a larger attack was conducted on camp in the town of Alindao. During this attack, 60 people were killed and many of these refugees had to flee again.