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The crisis in the Central African Republic is a tragedy not just for its people for us all. The sectarian violence setting Christians and Muslims against each other has torn apart communities and divided the entire country. We are witnessing a humanitarian crisis of immense scale. Close to a million people are without a home. Many are scattered around the country or have fled across the borders into neighbouring countries. Today, over half the population is in dire need of assistance.

The people of CAR deserve a better future. We cannot allow the Central African Republic to become a safe haven for criminals, terrorists and armed groups. Europe as much as its African neighbours needs to prevent the whole region becoming destabilised.

Hadra Ahmed

Most people get a feeling of relaxation when someone spells out the word ‘spa’. The thought of spoiling oneself with aromatic bath, facials, manicures, pedicures, massages and many more is seductive: a mother who would like to take a break away from her children for a while; a traveler struggling to come off a terrible jet lag; a workaholic who sometimes had it enough; lovers and friends looking for a special moment; all find it irresistible.  But the question of where to go and how to find the right place is something that many of those with a spa appetite struggle to answer.