Central African Republic: Another Church-run refugee camp attacked, 60 killed

UPC fighters

UPC fighters

Another displaced persons camp run by the local Church in Ippy south east Central African Republic, was attacked yesterday, 4 December by men of the UPC ( Unité pour la Paix en Centrafrique) led by Ali Darassa, the same group responsible for the massacre on 15 November in Alindao, which left 60 people dead, including two priests. See ICN 16 November 2018 www.indcatholicnews.com/news/36010

The attack started at about 10am, in Ippy, some 100km from Bambari, where displaced men, women and children have been gathering for safety around the church of Saint Xavier.

"The UPC rebels started shooting and the people ran in all directions" said an eyewitness who watched the attack from a hiding place.

"The UN peacekeepers are present but do nothing to stop the aggressors from committing abuses" said the angry local source.

The President of the peace committee in the town of Ippy, Fr Roger Stanislas Djamawa, denounced the fact that the Central Africans were left to their plight. At present the total number of those killed and injured is not known. According to a local source three people, including two children, were seriously injured.

Tags: Central African Republic, UPC,

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