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Part III Important Themes in Armed Conflicts in 2013, 8 Central African Republic: from conflict to chaos and back again?

Annyssa Bellal

From: The War Report: Armed Conflict in 2013

Edited By: Stuart Casey-Maslen

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 03 October 2023

Armed conflict, non-international
What happened in the Central African Republic (CAR) in 2013 was one of the deadliest and most horrific examples of violence in the world. Mass killings, torture, maiming of children, rape, widespread looting, and even beheadings and dismemberments were almost daily acts that the civilian population was forced to endure. In order to escape almost certain death, thousands fled.1 By February 2014, 700,000 people had been displaced internally within the country and more than 288,000 were seeking refuge in neighbouring states, while 2.5 million people were said to need...
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