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The village chief from the destroyed village of Bamtara stands by one of the forest shelters the villagers are living now living in. In 2009 Bamtara was burned down by armed attackers and its residents fled into the forest. In northern Central African Republic an estimated 125,000 people have fled into the forests following attacks by marauding armed groups. The region's poor infrastructure and lack of security means that international humanitarian organisations face a formidable task in supplying aid to the local population.