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

On November 19, clashes between anti-Balaka elements and U.N. Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in CAR (MINUSCA) peacekeeping forces in Nana-Mambéré Prefecture’s Cantonnier town resulted in at least six deaths and injuries to 10 people, international media reported.

Inter-communal violence in Haut-Mbomou Prefecture’s Zémio town between November 5 and 19 resulted in three deaths, injured 14 people, and displaced more than 3,000 people. As of November 28, the U.N. reported that the situation in Zémio was calm and displaced populations had begun to return home.

During a November 27–30 visit, a U.N. assessment team—including Senior Humanitarian Coordinator for CAR Claire Bourgeois—identified priority needs for conflict-affected populations in Nana-Grébizi’s Kaga Bandoro town and reported that the humanitarian situation in Kémo’s Dekoa town has moderately improved.

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 December 5, 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: December 16, 2014

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