"We are deeply concerned about the continuing insecurity, humanitarian crisis and human rights violations across the Central African Republic (C.A.R.). We are working closely with our European allies, the United Nations, and the African Union to press for stability, the respect of human rights and the restoration of democratic governance in C.A.R."
"Looking back on the years since the new millennium began when we challenged ourselves as a global community to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, we can see that we have made progress…But the goal where the least progress has been made is the one that strikes at the heart of issues related to equity and equality for women, and that’s MDG 5, reducing maternal mortality and providing universal access to reproductive health, including family planning."
Lt. William Abbott was driving along a highway southeast of Zwedru when he noticed a woman who had just given birth on the side of the road. She was almost 10km from the nearest clinic and desperately needed assistance. The peacekeeper did not think twice about helping her. For Abbott, a UN Military Observer based in Zwedru, it was all part of a day’s work.
“If you tell me there are problems, we’ll come here and fix them.” That’s what he told one local, and that’s the motto he works by.
Abbott, from the US Navy, is checking out this month after having completed a six-month mission in Zwedru. Read More