Central African Republic

As of December 2013, an estimated 2.6 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in the Central African Republic. USA
As of December 2013, an estimated 2.6 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in the Central African Republic. USAID is providing $20M in food aid, including to help those in the camp for displaced families in Bossangoa (pictured above).
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Latest Central African Republic
Fact Sheet


Key Developments

The UN reported 112 security incidents that restricted humanitarian access across ​the Central African Republic (​ CAR ​)​ ​ during March—an increase from the 76 incidents reported during February. The most ​ prevalent types of incidents involved thefts of humanitarian assets and facilities; ​ however, some recent attacks included assaults and threats to humanitarian staff. The ​ highest geographic concentration of violent incidents—nearly 40—occurred in the ​ capital city of Bangui and surrounding areas. With 20 reported events, areas of northern ​ Ouham Prefecture had the second-highest proportion of access-restricting incidents.

On April 14, UN Special Representative of the Secretary General and Head of the UN ​ Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in CAR (MINUSCA) Babacar Gaye ​ appealed to members of the UN Security Council to increase support for humanitarian ​ and reconstruction efforts in CAR. As of April 23, donors had contributed ​ $85.4 million—14 percent—toward the $613 million requested in the 2015 CAR ​ Strategic Response Plan ​.​

HUMANITARIAN FUNDING TO CAR IN FY 2015*

USAID/OFDA

$14,582,259

USAID/FFP

$32,554,287

State/PRM

$5,750,000

Total USAID and State Assistance to CAR

$52,886,546

*These figures are current as of April 27, 2015.

Background

In December 2012, the Séléka armed opposition alliance began to advance across CAR in opposition to then-President François Bozizé. On March 24, 2013, Séléka fighters entered CAR’s capital city, Bangui, effectively seizing control of the country and triggering a period of widespread violence. Security conditions in CAR further deteriorated on December 5, 2013, when clashes erupted between the now-dissolved Séléka alliance and anti-Balaka groups, composed of armed fighters that oppose ex-Séléka forces. As of mid-February, the situation throughout CAR remained volatile, with escalating attacks against civilians. While relief agencies are working to assist conflict-affected populations, ongoing insecurity and logistical constraints impede humanitarian operations in Bangui and in more remote areas of CAR.

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Last updated: April 28, 2015

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