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Christoph is carried by his fatherto the nearest hospital, a journey of several hours. They live in a makeshift shelter in the forest following the destruction of their home village of Bamtara. It was raided and burned down by a group of armed bandits. 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.