IDP figures are stabilizing on a high plateau of almost 630,000, including more than 200,000 in Bangui, while the number of refugees continues to increase. It currently stands at 338,000.
A new study by CARE International highlights the refugees' struggle to cope with inadequate housing, high debts, rising costs of living and educational challenges for children.
The number of people seeking shelter at the UN mission base in the Unity state capital, Bentiu, has doubled over the past few days, UN Humanitarian Coordinator Toby Lanzer said today.
The latest reports from the national authorities state that more than 12,000 people have been evacuated from their homes. The city is also experiencing massive power outages due to damage to the infrastructure.