Central African Republic Humanitarian Brief, June 2017

ON THE BRINK OF A NEW HUMANITARIAN CRISIS

The recent escalation of violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has brought the country towards the brink of a new, large-scale humanitarian crisis. Due to the recrudescence of violence in 2017, humanitarian needs and serious protection risks have dramatically increased in multiple new hotspots across the country.

In May 2017 alone, over 100,000 people were displaced and 19,000 sought refuge in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), bringing the total displaced population close to one million – a quarter of the population – including over 500,000 internally displaced and close to 500,000 refugees in neighbouring countries.

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