Central African Republic: Humanitarian Dashboard (07 May 2013)
KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS
- Political and security situation is highly volatile: sporadic armed conicts in Bangui, continued looting, reports of sexual violence and armed groups recruiting children (Fears of religious and ethnic based conict.)
- Food security crisis looms as a result of the on-going insecurity compounded by widespread looting, limited access to farms, subsequent large internal displacement and restricted access to provide humanitarian assistance Impoverished country: Chronic poverty, hunger, persistent human rights violations in the country, people are excluded, marginalized and denied meaningful participation in the political processes and breakdown of any social cohesion.
- Humanitarian operating environment: The humanitarian response capacity of several UN and INGOs in Bangui has been severely compromised as a result of the looting of their oces and warehouses, insecurity threat and the hijacking of vehicles.
- IDPs and new refugees’ arrival: Large internal displacement of population and new wave of refugee arrival from Darfur further compound the
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