Central African Republic

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An estimated 2.4 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in the Central African Republic.
An estimated 2.4 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in the Central African Republic.
Fred Dufour, AFP

Key Developments

More than 2.2 million people across the Central African Republic will likely require emergency food assistance through at least August primarily due to widespread insecurity and elevated food prices.

The UN recorded nearly 70 security incidents impacting humanitarian organizations between January and May, resulting in one death and 16 injuries.

More than 30 attacks and accidents involving mines and other explosives led to eight civilian deaths and 29 injuries during the first five months of 2022, resulting in heightened protection concerns and limited humanitarian access.

Background

CAR has faced more than six years of conflict. The initial trigger was the Séléka armed opposition entering the capital city of Bangui on March 24, 2013 in opposition to then-President François Bozizé and effectively seizing control of the country. Security conditions deteriorated further in December 2013 when clashes erupted between various armed groups. This fighting persists and has been further complicated by the fragmentation and reforming of alliances. In February 2019, the Government of CAR and 14 armed groups signed a peace agreement which has led to fewer direct clashes; however, insecurity and attacks against civilians, humanitarians, and UN peacekeeping forces continues.

While relief agencies are working to help people affected by the conflict, the ongoing fighting and logistical constraints have impeded humanitarian efforts, particularly in the more remote areas of CAR.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last updated: June 15, 2022

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