Security in the Central African Republic, where even young children have been targeted in a bitter civil war, appears to be deteriorating.
Thousands have fled the bloodshed, which has been raging in the capital Bangui. Despite French troops acting as peacekeepers.
ITV News Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo reports:
Despite the French presence in their former colony, the troops are not always welcome.
Those in the streets tell them of their fears, with one Muslim man telling them: "We'd be killed if we went to a Christian neighbourhood. This is our country why are you here?"
In the children's hospital, an 11-year-old girl could have her leg amputated because of her injuries. She has already lost her sister during a three-week trek to try to escape the violence.
A 13-year-old boy who had his fingers deliberately cut off with a machete remains in hospital. He still does not know where his parents are now, or whether they are alive.