Central African Republic (CAR): Situation Report No. 6 (as of 7 January 2014)

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 07 Jan 2014

Highlights

· The security situation remained volatile in the past four days, with targeted attacks by armed groups, including against international security forces. Around 935,000 people have been uprooted throughout the country, of whom over 512,000 are internally displaced (IDPs) in Bangui alone.

· Humanitarian actors launched on 7 January the first joint distribution of food and non-food items to 100,000 IDPs at Bangui International Airport.

· CAR Minister of Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) and UNICEF will start this week the process of identifying and demobilizing children associated with armed forces and groups.

· Health actors are continuing the emergency vaccination campaign launched on 3 January in four IDP sites where measles cases were reported. The campaign targets 60,000 children between six months and 15 years old. Following the establishment of security arrangements, measles vaccinations could be launched on 8 January at the airport IDP site.

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