Hundreds Seek To Flee Central African Republic On Emergency Flights

wochit news
December 28, 2013 AT 10:49 AM
Hundreds of people tried to flee inter-religious violence in the Central African Republic on Saturday aboard emergency flights to neighboring Chad, while nearby countries appealed for help to rescue their citizens from the mounting humanitarian crisis. Tit-for-tat violence between Muslim Seleka rebels, who seized power in March, and Christian self-defense militias have killed more than 1,000 people this month in the riverside capital Bangui and displaced hundreds of thousands more.