BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — An international charity says a renewed wave of violence in the capital of the Central African Republic has caused area hospitals to receive at least 200 more wounded people in a span of four days.
The statement issued by Doctors Without Borders on Tuesday explains that the current violence is a continuation of violent clashes which began Dec. 5, and claimed at least 500 lives. After international forces arrived, a relative calm returned to Bangui.
The charity says that heavy clashes resumed on Dec. 20 and over the past four days, 190 wounded people were brought to l’Hopital Communautaire, the main hospital in Bangui.
Jessie Gaffric, project coordinator at the hospital says. “Suddenly on Dec. 20 we saw 49 gunshot wounds, and now continue to receive around 15 a day.”