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Bambari, Central African Republic -  Séléka
Ndassima, Central African Republic - Entrance of the gold mine Ndassima. The Séléka rebel group took the control of the mine and enslaved several hundred christian workers to farm gold.
Bangui, Centrak African Republic - At the airport M'Poko in Bangui, planes directly land into a huge camp of internally displaced people. The people fled there, because they are nearer to the UN MINUSCA forces, which can protect them from attacks.
Bangui, Centrak African Republic - At the airport M'Poko in Bangui, planes directly land into a huge camp of internally displaced people. The people fled there, because they are nearer to the UN MINUSCA forces, which can protect them from attacks.
Boda, Central African Republic - In Boda one of the bigges muslim enclaves can be found. The central mosque in Boda is one of the few that last the conflict. Children on the street.
Bambari, Central African Republic - The Imuslim nomades called the Peul people are the only cattle breeders in the CAR. One of the main reasons, this conflict arose was the fact, that jealous christians killed the Peuls and stole the cattle drove. Revenge from the muslim side followed, till it evolved to a circle of violence.
Gambo, Central African Republic - Since the conflict nearly every school in the CAR was closed. Many schoolbuildings were reused for cattle housing or storage. The children have no chance for an education, the only way to erase the religious barriers and proceed to peace.
Bambari, Central African Republic - The Warlord General Ali Darassa built a
Bambari, Central African Republic -  A crowd of people are waiting in the hot sund for the food distribution by the world food programm.
Ndassima, Central African Republic - Entrance of the gold mine Ndassima. The Séléka rebel group took the control of the mine and enslaved several hundred christian workers to farm gold.
Bambari, Central African Republik - After the heavy clashes  between the christian Anti Balaka group and the muslim Séléka rebels, most young men were fighthing instead of farming for two years. The bigges impact after the deadly killings is the malnutrition.
Bambari, Central African Republic - The Imam of Bambari walks over the muslim mass graveyard. All the slaughtered muslims, killed by the Christian Anti-Balaka fighters around Bambari were buried here.
Bambari, Central African Republic -  Séléka
Bambari, Central African Republic -  A 30 years old woman, pregnant in the 9. month is vegetating in a provisional hut/tent in the refugee/idp camp in Bambari near the UN headquarters. Her husband left her som month ago, because he doesn't want to live in a refugee camp without money and anything anymore.
Bambari, Central African Republic -  People load a truck with their belongings. After a two years periode of high tension conflict, the first people dare to return to their home villages again.
Bambari, Central African Republik - Near the UN compund an IDP waiting below a tree.
Bambari, Central African Republic -  A child soldier from the Séléka rebel militia
Bambari, Central African Republik - A young christian was attacked between severeal others in a village near Bambari. Muslim Séléka rebels burned his village and killed a lot of inhabitants for revenge. The man survived the attacks.
Bambari, Central African Republic -  A two years old christian girl from the village Goja get treated. One week bewore muslim Séléka rebels attacked the village and slaughtered 16 Christians. This girl and her mother fell to the grond when bulltes hit them.
Bambari, Central African Republic -  A young boy sits on a bed in the
Bambari, Central African Republic -  A young christian man from the village Goja. One week before muslim Séléka rebels attacked the village and slaughtered 16 Christians. The arms and legs of this man got capitvated on the back very tightky by the Seleka, and placed in the sun to save bullets. He is in company of an christian anti balaka fighter.
Bambari, Central African Republic -  A
Boda, Central African Republic - In Boda one of the bigges muslim enclaves can be found. On the streets in and around Boda farmers grow, dry and sell Kassawa.
Boda, Central African Republic - In Boda one of the bigges muslim enclaves can be found. The central mosque in Boda is one of the few that last the conflict.
Boda, Central African Republic - In Boda one of the bigges muslim enclaves can be found. The central mosque in Boda is one of the few that last the conflict.
Boda, Central African Republic - In Boda one of the bigges muslim enclaves can be found. The central mosque in Boda is one of the few that last the conflict.
Boda, Central African Republic - In Boda one of the bigges muslim enclaves can be found. The central mosque in Boda is one of the few that last the conflict.A Muslim fled from the violences in Bangui to Boda. Here they have little food, little health system.
Bambari, Central African Republic -  A young christian man from the village Goja. One week bewore muslim Séléka rebels attacked the village and slaughtered 16 Christians. The arms and legs of this man got capitvated on the back very tightky by the Seleka, and placed in the sun to save bullets.
Bangui, Centrak African Republic - At the airport M'Poko in Bangui, planes directly land into a huge camp of internally displaced people. The people fled there, because they are nearer to the UN MINUSCA forces, which can protect them from attacks.
Boy Rabe, Bangui, Central African Republic -  Anti Balaka fighters are planning revenge on muslims.

Central Africa in 2011, Christians and Muslims live together in the same villages, next door. In peace. One year later. Central Africa is de facto divided, Christians and Muslims became enemies. Christian and Muslim oriented militias killing each other. The majority of the Christian population lives in refugee camps. Most Muslims have left the country.Almost all mosques are destroyed. The once peaceful land – a mess. Pictures of burning houses, of minced corpses, of people with machetes, grenades and Kalashnikovs go through the media. This is one of the bloodiest international conflicts. So brutal that UN compare the situation with the genocide in Rwanda. That was in 2014.
Since then the civil war in Central Africa has largely disappeared from the international media. But that does not mean that the brutal killings have stopped between Muslim Seleka rebels and the Christian Anti-Balaka-fighters. Although there has been no attacks in the capital Bangui for months; but in the rural areas the attacks were continued unhindered. Although UN peacekeepers have been sixteen months in the country to protect civilians. Nevertheless, still one in five residents is on the run. „Around 370,000 people live as IDPs in other parts of the country, while 471,000 people have sought refuge in neighboring countries. Especially in Cameroon and the Congo the situation of 350,000 refugees living there is precarious. They often lack the bare essentials in their camps „, the Society for Threatened Peoples STP wrote in a report. After Europe, these refugees can not. People in Central Africa, they seem to have been forgotten by the world literally. Without an access to the sea, surrounded by crisis ridden countries without a good chance to find safe asylum.
They became invisible.

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