Living in fear in Bossangoa, Central African Republic
7 December 2013 Last updated at 16:38 GMT
French troops in the Central African Republic are expanding their operations, in an effort to restore order following sectarian fighting.
France is increasing its presence in the CAR to 1,600 troops to help peacekeepers deal with rising violence between Muslim and Christian militias.
Meanwhile, thousands of people in the country remain in fear of further violence and there are concerns about the humanitarian impact of the unrest.
Thomas Fessy reports from the town of Bossangoa, where many people have fled to a military base in search of sanctuary.