Central African Republic - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #17, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014
USAID/OFDA completes its sixth airlift of relief commodities in 2014 to the Central African Republic (CAR)
Violence displaces more than 27,700 people in Ouaka Prefecture’s Bambari town
Ongoing insecurity and incidents targeting relief workers continue to impede humanitarian response efforts ￼
Violent incidents in Bambari since June had displaced more than 27,700 people—or an estimated 57 percent of Bambari’s total population—as of July 18, according to the U.N.
Anti-Balaka forces halted a U.N. convoy on July 9 and briefly abducted humanitarian workers, the U.N. reports. Armed actors also looted relief goods from U.N. trucks traveling to Ouham Prefecture’s Bossangoa town twice in recent weeks.
On July 15, USAID/OFDA airlifted additional relief commodities from Pisa, Italy, to CAR’s capital city of Bangui. USAID/OFDA partner the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will distribute the commodities to conflict-affected populations in CAR in the coming weeks. The July 15 delivery was USAID/OFDA’s sixth airlift of relief commodities into CAR in 2014. Together, the airlifts have delivered more than 39,000 water containers and storage tanks, 48,000 blankets, 24,000 kitchen sets, and 6,000 hygiene kits.