It Is Time to Start Paying Attention to What Is Happening in the CAR

The situation in the Central African Republic is a complicated one, and complex global issues can be a little hard to care about—however, new reports coming in are chilling enough to warrant renewed focus. The crisis is being called “a humanitarian disaster of unspeakable proportions.” The escalating violence between Christian and Muslim militia groups has resulted in shocking atrocities, and the 6,000 peacekeeping troops that have been deployed are not nearly enough to stem the tide. A mass grave has been discovered in the capital city. “There is an ethno-religious cleansing that is taking place that we must stop at all costs,” António Guterres, with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, said …

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