Armed unrest has been raging in the Central African Republic in the wake of the presidential election since mid-December 2020. Again and again people flee to the Cap Anamur hospital grounds in Bossembélé.
February 02, 2021
While the situation in the Central African Republic had calmed down a bit in the meantime, there have been fears of unrest surrounding the presidential elections since the end of last week. As a result, around 500 people from the region around Bossembélé fled to the hospital grounds of Cap Anamur.
Not only do you get safe accommodation in our hospital, we also provide you with food and water. They also receive free medical treatment if needed.
January 20, 2021
After the armed unrest surrounding the presidential election in the Central African Republic, the situation is slowly stabilizing again.
The people who fled to the Cap Anamur hospital compound in Bossembélé shortly before Christmas have returned to their home villages.
Yesterday we received an urgently needed delivery of medicines. Deliveries to the hospital had been hampered by the fighting. Now we can offer free treatment to the patients, which is very important for many people especially in these troubled times.
December 22, 2020
Today we received a large food delivery for the people seeking protection at Cap Anamur Hospital in Bossembélé,. In addition to medical care, one of our tasks in such crisis situations is to provide people with food.
December 20, 2020
Since yesterday, a total of 2,000 people who fled the armed clashes between the rebel groups and government soldiers are at the Cap Anamur hospital compound. The people seeking protection are being provided with food by our staff on site.
Among those who have fled are also injured people who need medical care.
People flee the armed clashes in the Bossembélé area to the hospital grounds of the German aid organization Cap Anamur / Deutsche Not-Ärzte e.V.
December 18, 2020
Presidential elections are scheduled for the end of this year in the Central African Republic. In addition to current President Faustin Archange Touadéra, other candidates also declared to run for office.
Among others, the former President François Bozizé, who was deposed in 2013, also aimed to run as presidential candidate. But his candidacy was rejected by the Electoral Commission. Because of this rejection, Francois Bozizé synergized with former military and rebel groups and is currently marching towards the capital Bangui. It is his intention to prevent the presidential elections on December 27th from taking place. Instead a transitional government should be formed, in which he wants to be involved in.
In the villages of Yaloké and Bossembélé, about 200 kilometers from Bangui, CapAnamur / German Emergency Doctors e.V. operates two hospitals.
In this region the fighting between rebel groups and government soldiers has increased since Thursday December 17th. Both villages were captured by rebel groups today 18th December. Many villagers fled with their families because of the armed conflicts.
Several hundred people have also fled to the hospital grounds of Cap Anamur to protect themselves from the attacks. The project staff from Cap Anamur on site is currently coordinating the supply of these people. They are in direct contact with the project coordinator in the office in Cologne/Germany.