After years of peacful co-existence, ethnic and religious tensions have erupted into violence in the Central African Republic in 2013/14.  Thousands have been displaced around the country in a form of ethnic cleansing. The Bangui airport is divided into two areas: a civilian airport and a military airport. They are separated by less than a kilometer. The military airport has been used as a camp for muslim IDPs.  Displaced civilians use old de-commissioned aircraft as shelter and other uses as they camp at various facilities at the airport, including hangars. On the civilian side of the airport, M'Poko IDP camp is home to as many as 70,000 christian IDPs. Should an IDP from one side stumble onto the other he would likely be killed.  French troops stationed at the airport provide some measure of security, but their range is limited by their small numbers.