Central African Republic (CAR): Situation Report No. 7 (as of 15 January 2014)

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 15 Jan 2014

HIGHLIGHTS:

· The situation in CAR has changed significantly since the resignation of the Head of the Transition and his Prime Minister on 10 January. Since then, the security situation has remained calm but unpredictable, with 44 people killed in continuing targeted intercommunity attacks.

· About 886,000 people remain displaced across CAR. This is a decrease of 49,000 people compared with last week, due to low returns and verifications of initial over-estimations.

· CAR Multi-Cluster Initial Rapid Assessment (MIRA) findings highlight a worsening humanitarian crisis that requires urgent life-saving assistance. The Humanitarian Country Team is updating the 2014 Strategic Response Plan (SRP) to take into account new needs; more resources will be needed to respond.

· The first joint distributions of food and non-food items to 20,000 households at Bangui International Airport resumed after a two-day suspension due to political turmoil. Since 7 January, 4,400 households have received food and NFIs, and 40,000 children under age 15 vaccinated against measles. The interventions continue.

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