Central African Republic (CAR): Situation Report No.8 (as of 19 January 2014)

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 19 Jan 2014

Highlights

  • The humanitarian community in CAR is requesting $551.3 million to provide assistance to 1.9 million people in all sectors as part of the revised Strategic Response Plan (SRP) for 2014. The latest CAR assessments findings highlight a worsening humanitarian crisis requiring urgent life- saving assistance.

  • Some 902,000 people are displaced across CAR, with 478,383 IDPs in Bangui alone.

  • CAR National Transitional Council will elect a new Head of State on 20 January, following the resignations of the Head of the Transition and the Prime Minister. Since this event on 10 January, the security situation has remained relatively calm in Bangui but tense throughout the country.

  • WFP and partners have assisted during 2014 over 75,000 IDPs in Bangui and Bouar, having distributed 559 mt of food. Last December, 240,000 people in Bangui, Bossangoa and Bouar received 1,725 mt of food.

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