December 19, 2013

“They Came To Kill”

Escalating Atrocities in the Central African Republic

Summary
Recommendations
To the Transitional Government of the Central African Republic
To ex-Seleka and anti-balaka forces
To the United Nations Security Council
To the African Union Peace and Security Council
To the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC)
To France, the United Kingdom, the European Union, the United States, and Other Concerned Governments
Methodology
I. Background
II. Anti-Balaka Abuses against Muslim Communities near Bossangoa
Zéré
Gbakora/Bandorok
Ouham-Bac
Bodora
Votovo
Bossangoa
Attacks on Mbororo Cattle Camps
III. Ex-Seleka Abuses Against Christians
Attacks Inside Bossangoa
Attacks Outside Bossangoa
IV. Humanitarian Catastrophe: “Living and Dying Like Animals”
The Displacement Crisis
The Health Crisis
The Education Crisis
V. Acknowledgments