As the first outside journalists to access the last rebel stronghold in Jebel Marra in five years, we found that millions are still trapped in vast makeshift camps, and the area is awash in guns.
“We know you and we will find you,” the president said in an address to the nation and quarantine escapees on Wednesday.
“When we demonstrate, bullets are shot. We are really tired. We do not know how to claim our rights.”
“They tied my hands behind my back and shot me.”
Over half a million Central Africans are internally displaced, and in the last six months, over 60,000 new refugees have fled across the river that divides CAR and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
"People are willing to die."
Severe drought threatens the entire country and humanitarians say if nothing is done it will be worse than the 2011 famine that killed a quarter-million people.