Violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has increased tremendously in the past few months. The troubled country remains one of the most unsafe countries in the world for civilians as well as humanitarians. According to the United Nations, several NGOs have been forced to retreat from the conflict-torn region where many vulnerable people are in dire need for humanitarian assistance.Increased violence in the Central African Republic“The past year, and especially the last quarter, has seen a dramatic increase in violence,” spokesperson Donaig Le Du for the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), told reporters. “There are now an estimated 600,000 internally displaced people, a big increase in the past 2-3 month. Out of an estimated population of a little over five million, one in five is either a refugee or displaced, half of them being children.”UNICEF noted that it is almost impossible for humanitarians to travel in CAR. The roads are in a sorry state, and the rainy season coupled with insecurity are only making it worse. There is also limited cell phone coverage, with terrible consequences. Le Du gave the example of six Red Cross volunteers whose deaths were not reported until two weeks after they were killed in Gambo earlier in August.