At the height of the 2013 Violence, an interim government was put in place. Then two things happened. The Security Council gave the country less than six months to conduct elections, while the EU held a much publicized Pledging Conference and announced that they had advanced EUR 500 Million to CAR.
Both of these statements caused more crisis for country that had had 53 Governments in nearly as many years. The Security Council was merely stamping its authority with an no understanding of the context of the country, relying on the old traditional agreement among European countries that France always has the final say on anything that happens on its former colonies.
The EU, while claiming to have given the Country EUR 500m, had in fact raised only EUR 200m. And the funds were not advanced to CAR. Instead they went to International NGOs and the UNOCHA. This simple misstatement of facts nearly led to an internal coup by the interim army who had not been paid for months. It paralyzed public services when public servants demanded to know how EUR 500m given by the EU had not reached the Government.