Centraal Afrikaanse Republiek: huidige situatie
—onderstaand bericht in het Engels —
‘One day, we will start a big war’, by Ty McCormick. This is one of the best articles I’ve read on the crisis in the Central African Republic. If you want to understand this war, its daily reality, causes, parties, the role of the UN and future perspectives: read the article.
All in all the situation seems pretty hopeless and we are far from finding a peaceful solutions. Upcoming elections do not offer a certain step forward (see article). People are still being killed on a daily basis.
Ex-Seleka rebels man a checkpoint on the eastern fringe of Bambari, on Sept. 24. (Ty McCormick | Foreign Policy)
Personally, I think a big part of the long term solution lies in education. It is only through education that we can offer the population a different future perspective. That we can offer children the means to make a living other than by stealing and looting. That we can teach children how to read and write instead of how to handle a gun. Unfortunately, currently most schools are closed, as you can see in the chart below. The way it looks now, I am hoping to travel to CAR in February and research the child’s right to education.