A young man wounded by gunfire is treated at Paoua’s hospital.
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Hundreds of people in northwest Central African Republic have fled their villages following fresh violence between armed groups, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Sunday. Villagers fled gunfire and machete attacks to arrive in the small town of Paoua, where thousands of people have already sought refuge since fighting erupted in the region in November.Rival armed groups the National Movement for the Liberation of the Central African Republic (MNLC) and Revolution and Justice began fighting on the outskirts of Paoua Wednesday, following renewed violence in the region since November, sources said.According to the U.N., more than a million people have fled their homes and 2.4 million people – more than half of the Central African population – are in need of humanitarian aid.
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