Message of solidarity and support to the people of Central African Republic
The UN aims to post as much content as possible in our six official languages — Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish — but we also post content in other languages, too.
For example, this week Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recorded a message on solidarity and support for the people of the Central African Republic in Sango, a major language spoken in the strife-torn country.
The crisis has led to acts of violence, including along religious lines and has forced nearly a million people to flee their homes.
Hear the message in Sango with English captions here:
Listen to the full English version here:
Central Africans are also now hearing other calls for peace and reconciliation. The list of world stars joining the Secretary-General in calling for a return to peace includes Ivorian footballer Yaya Toure, the best African player of the year and also a goodwill ambassador of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP); Angélique Kidjo, a Grammy award-winning singer from Benin and goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF; and former French footballer Lilian Thuram, winner of the FIFA world cup in 1998.
- Six-point initiative on the Central African Republic presented by the Secretary-General to the Security Council on 20 February 2014
- More news updates on the Central African Republic from around the UN System
- Humanitarian updates from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
- Ways to help: UN Refugee Agency and WorldFood Programme