` UN Aid Groups Seek to Raise $272 Million to Help People Fleeing the Conflict in Central African Republic’

#AceFinanceNews – UNITED NATIONS – April 16 – The UN and aid groups are seeking $272 million to help people fleeing the conflict in the Central African Republic, AP reported.

The funds would be used to meet the needs of some 360,000 people who have sought refuge from sectarian violence since December. The aid appeal being launched Wednesday is backed by the UN refugee agency and 14 other humanitarian organizations.

Last week, the UN Security Council authorized a nearly 12,000-strong peacekeeping force to bolster French and African Union troops in the country.

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