(OCHA) –  Forced displacement and humanitarian needs have sharply risen in the Central African Republic as inter-communal violence has spread over the past 12 months, including to previously unaffected parts of the country. UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has travelled to CAR to highlight the peacekeeping and protection needs there. “This visit is a visit of solidarity but of active solidarity,” said Mr. Guterres. “There is an opportunity to build a new Central African Republic that is peaceful, secure and prosperous.” As Mr. Guterres stressed at the beginning of his mission, the humanitarian situation in CAR remains very troubling, with warnings that if not addressed immediately, it could reach the same levels as in 2014. His goal, in his own words, was “to draw attention to a fragile situation that has been largely ignored by the international community.”