Catholic bishop protects 2,000 Muslim refugees in CAR

| Updated Aug 31, 2017 at 2:49pm

 

 

A Catholic Bishop in the Central African Republic has given refuge to two thousand Muslim refugees who are living in fear of attacks from a mainly Christian militia.

Juan José Aguirre Munoz, says the refugees cannot leave the seminary's compound at Bangassou because they "risk death" from anti-Balaka militias.

The UN's Humanitarian Chief warned last week of possible genocide.

Central African Republic has experienced sectarian violence since 2013, when the largely Muslim Seleka rebels seized power, and were accused of killing non-Muslim civilians.

The anti-Balaka "self-defence" groups were then formed but have also been accused of atrocities.

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