African leaders open crisis summit on Central African Republic
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African leaders met in Chad on Thursday to discuss the future of Central African Republic (CAR). The summit was called by Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno and will bring together the 10 countries that make up the Economic Community of Central African States. A Unicef official warned on Wednesday that the CAR is heading for a humanitarian disaster, calling for urgent action to prevent deadly diseases from spreading in overcrowded refugee camps. Gregory Barrow of the World Food Programme comments.