Central African Republic Situation: UNHCR External Regional Update 11, 10 - 16 Apr 2014
On 16 April, UNHCR launched the Central African Republic (CAR) Regional Response Plan. UNHCR and 14 other agencies are seeking $274 million to respond to the protection and assistance needs of refugees, Third Country Nationals and returnees that have fled the CAR since December 2013 to the neighbouring countries of Cameroon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of Congo. The Regional Response Plan is to cover the period of January – December 2014 for a planned population figure of 362,200 people that would have fled since December 2013.
The UN Independent Expert on the situation of Human Rights in the Central African Republic, Marie-Thérèse Keita Bocoum, began her second visit to the country on 10 April and will remain until 18 April. A report is to be presented to the Human Rights Council in June 2014.
Following the departure of Chadian troops from various positions in the CAR, a small contingent of Gabonese MISCA troops have arrived in Kaga-Bandoro and Cameroonian troops in Bossangoa. Efforts are being made to deploy replacement MISCA troops to Bouca, Kabo, Ndélé and positions formerly held by Chadian troops.