June 02, 2014

 

More than a year has passed since the coup d’état in Central African Republic (CAR), and fighting between armed groups, the Seleka and the anti-Balaka, has plunged the country into chaos.

People from the town of Bossangoa and its surrounding area among the most affected by the conflict. Homes and fields were burned, and many people were killed or injured.

The Christian population took refuge at the local Catholic Mission, and Muslim civilians fled first to a school known as Ecole Liberte, and then by truck convoys to relative safety in Chad.

Here, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff providing medical care in Bossangoa recall their experiences during the turmoil.