Central African Republic: Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 6 | December 2015

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 31 Dec 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Waves of attacks against civilians and humanitarian workers

  • 4.65 percent increase in the number of IDPs as insecurity and Human Rights violations persist

  • Fostering dialogue with Bangui’s communities at risk to improve the humanitarian response

  • Fish farming improves people’s food security and nutrition in Bria and Ippy.

FIGURES

Number of IDPs 470,000

Number of refugees outside the country 453,500

Population in need of aid 2,7 M

Population affected by food insecurity 1,5 M

FUNDING

613 million requested (US$)

52% funded

Grappling with recurrent violence

Since the outbreak of violence on 26 September that left at least 90 people dead and more than 50,000 displaced in the capital Bangui, the Central African Republic (CAR) has been hit by waves of attacks targeting civilians, including displaced people and humanitarian organizations.

Persistent attacks and the prevailing insecurity countrywide is the root cause of the ongoing recurrent population displacement. During the month of December, the provinces of Nana Mambéré, Ouham, Kaga Bandoro, Ouaka and Ombella M’poko were marred by attacks and threats.

Civilians continue to bear the brunt of the majority of war crimes, human rights violations and abuses committed by armed groups. These include killings, hostage-taking, torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, as we

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