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 international community continues to express concerns regarding insecurity—including attacks targeting humanitarian actors and organizations—and resultant displacement and humanitarian needs in the Central African Republic (CAR). Since January, the UN has registered nearly 125 security incidents against humanitarian workers, which resulted in the death of 18 humanitarian workers.

In early December, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs released the Global Humanitarian Overview 2015 requesting $16.4 billion to deliver humanitarian assistance to an estimated 57.5 million people worldwide. The appeal requests nearly $613 million to assist 2 million of the 2.7 million people in need in CAR through the 2015 Strategic Response Plan and $298 million to assist nearly 461,200 CAR refugees in Chad, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Republic of the Congo through the CAR Regional Refugee Response Plan 2015.

HUMANITARIAN FUNDING TO CAR IN FY 2014 AND FY 2015*

USAID/OFDA

$37,071,866

USAID/FFP

$57,000,000

State/PRM

$70,898,621

Total USAID and State Assistance to CAR

$164,970,487

*These figures are current as of December 19, 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 22, 2014

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