Central African Republic: Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 17 | November 2016

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Humanitarian Coordinator advocates for funding of the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan to the international community.

  • CAR raises US$ 2,28 billion for its five-year national Recovery and Peace Consolidation plan during the Brussels Conference held on 17 November 2016

  • The resurgence of violence in Bria led to the displacement of 11,000 people. The crisis has an adverse effect in Bambari.

FIGURES

Number of IDPs 385,000

Number of refugees outside the country 466,000

Population in need of aid 2,3 M

Population affected by food insecurity 2,5 M

FUNDING

531.5 million Funds required (USD) for the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan

180.9 million Already mobilised

The humanitarian situation in CAR remains a top priority

The Central African Republic remains a top priority for humanitarian actors. Since September 2016, the resurgence of violence in many towns has led to a continuous deterioration of the humanitarian situation with a huge increase in needs. Kaga Bandoro, Bria, Bambari, Koui and Bocaranga have become emblematic of this deterioration. There is a rapid increase in the number of hotspots, generating new crises that were not included in the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan.

In this regard, and as a prelude to the launch of the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan, the Humanitarian Coordinator in the Central African Republic, Fabrizio Hochschild, held an information session with the representatives of the United Nations Member States and the diplomatic corps accredited in Geneva; also in the presence of the Minister of Social Affairs and Reconciliation, Virginie Baikoua.

The Humanitarian Coordinator recalled that nearly half of the CAR population still requires humanitarian aid despite the progress made since the 2013 crisis. For the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan, almost US$ 400 million will be required to assist 1.6 million Central Africans. The Plan compliments the five-year national Recovery and Peace Consolidation plan (RCPCA) launched in Brussels on 17 November. “Humanitarian efforts are absolutely paramount in order to save the lives of some of the poorest and most forgotten people in the world”, recalled Fabrizio Hochschild. The Humanitarian Response Plan and the national Recovery and Peace Consolidation plan (RCPCA) were developed in synergy. However, “humanitarian action is still essential to save lives and to support recovery efforts outlined in the RCPCA”, emphasized by the Humanitarian Coordinator. “Humanitarian efforts are crucial to stabilize the country as urgent development, political and security needs are addressed,” he said.

The Humanitarian Response Plan will cover a three-year period (2017-19), during which biannual revisions will enable flexibility in adapting to the evolving needs of populations, especially in the capacity to respond to shocks. The main objective is to save lives, promote respect for basic human rights and preserve human dignity.

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