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

Since late June, attacks by armed actors in Ouaka’s Bambari town and surrounding areas have resulted in the deaths of at least 90 people and displaced more than 21,000 others, according to the U.N and international media. On July 7, members of ex-Séléka attacked a Bambari church hosting ​ internally displaced persons​ ​(​IDPs​)​ , resulting in the deaths of at least 27 people.

On June 30, ​USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance ​ ​(​USAID/OFDA​)​ airlifted additional relief commodities from Pisa, Italy, to ​the Central African Republic (​CAR)​ ’s capital city of Bangui. USAID/OFDA partner the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will distribute the commodities to conflict-affected populations in CAR in the coming weeks. The flight delivered more than 12,000 buckets, 12,000 blankets, 6,000 kitchen sets, 550 rolls of plastic sheeting, and 15 water bladders—each able to hold 10,000 liters of safe drinking water. The June 30 delivery was USAID/OFDA’s fifth airlift of relief commodities into CAR in 2014.

HUMANITARIAN FUNDING TO CAR IN FY 2014*

USAID/OFDA

$25,039,753

USAID/FFP

$41,000,000

State/PRM

$51,630,000

Total USAID and State Assistance to CAR

$117,669,753

*These figures are current as of July 11, 2014.

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: July 14, 2014

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