The United Nations high commissioner for refugees says the majority of Muslims have been expelled from the west of the Central African Republic.
Antonio Guterres told a meeting of the UN Security Council that tens of thousands of Muslim civilians have fled the area. The commissioner added that those who have not, are under threat of being killed by armed Christian groups. He also said thousands of civilians are trapped in 18 locations in the west of the country where international forces are deployed. Meanwhile, the UN chief called for the deployment of a mixed 12,000 troops and police personnel to the C.A.R. to help contain the situation. The African country has been facing a wave of deadly violence since December 2013. So far, over two-thousand people are believed to be killed and more than one million displaced.