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 November 12, ex-Séléka elements have protested against a Government of the Central African Republic plan to relocate members of the group from Bangui to other parts of the country. The protesters have issued demands, including payment for relocation and support for reintegration into the military, and threats, such as the detonation of explosives. The situation in the capital remains precarious.

Although the ongoing harvest has eased food insecurity in parts of the Central African Republic (CAR), an October assessment by U.N. World Food Program indicated that 26 percent of households do not have adequate food consumption. Displaced populations in CAR are particularly vulnerable, and the number of individuals requiring emergency food assistance is projected to be approximately 1 million people by the May-to-September lean season in 2015, according to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network.

HUMANITARIAN FUNDING TO CAR IN FY 2014 AND FY 2015*

USAID/OFDA

$37,071,866

USAID/FFP

$42,000,000

State/PRM

$70,898,621

Total USAID and State Assistance to CAR

$149,970,487

*These figures are current as of November 21, 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: November 24, 2014

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