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U.N. warns of risk of genocide in C.African RepublicPublish Date: Jan 16, 2014
U.N. warns of risk of genocide in C.African Republic
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Former Seleka rebels gather in camp Beal in Bangui on January 13, 2014, after the resignation of the ex-rebel Central African president. AFP PHOTO
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GENEVA - A senior U.N. humanitarian official warned on Thursday of the risk of genocide in Central African Republic without a massive scaling up in the international response to the crisis.

"It has all the elements that we have seen elsewhere, in places like Rwanda and Bosnia. The elements are there, the seeds are there, for a genocide. There's no question about that," John Ging, director of operations for the U.N. Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, told a news conference in Geneva.

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