Central African Republic: Situation Report No. 2 (as of 20 December 2013)

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 20 Dec 2013

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The security situation remains volatile countrywide, pushing people to flee their homes: more than 232,000 people have sought refuge in neighboring countries and over 639,000 others are internally displaced, of whom 213,000 in Bangui.

  • On 19 December, the AU International Support Mission to CAR (MISCA) took over from the ECCAS Mission for the Consolidation of Peace (FOMAC/MICOPAX), as per the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council communiqué of 19 July 2013, with French support as outlined in UN Security Council resolution 2127 of 5 December 2013.

  • Since the outbreak of violence on 5 December, WFP has provided a total of nearly 1,100 mt of food to 160,000 people.

  • UNHCR has distributed NFI kits to 300 households at IDP site close to the airport .

  • UNHCR is developing a strategy to separate armed elements from IDP sites after verifying a report of their presence in some locations.

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