Thursday, April 03, 2014

AFRICA - Central African Republic Humanitarian Crises

BACKGROUND:  One of the things that has happened due to Climate Change is the where Antarctic Jetstream flows.  In the past the jetstream would pass over the land on the East African coast during the rainy season replenishing the rivers and hence well water.  This jetstream has moved further east OFF the coast of East African  (over the ocean) resulting in the decade long drought.  This in turn forced villagers from the drought area to move east to the cost and the ethnic conflicts today.

"Multiple crises emerge from conflict in the Central African Republic" PBS NewsHour 4/2/2014


JUDY WOODRUFF (NewsHour):  Leaders from Africa and the European Union met today in Brussels to confront the crisis in the Central African Republic.  More than 800,000 people have been displaced in the CAR in the past year, caught in the crossfire between warring Muslim and Christian groups.

Yesterday, Gwen recorded this conversation about what’s behind the recent violence and the humanitarian situation it’s caused.

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