Central African Republic Situation: UNHCR External Regional Update 14, 2 - 8 May 2014

Report
from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 08 May 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordination, Ms.
    Valerie Amos visited Chad this week and met Central African refugees that had fled violence in their country. Ms. Amos visited a transit site for refugees in Gaoui, near Ndjamena, where refugees are receiving food, medical care and other support from UN agencies and partners. She was accompanied by Mr. Robert Piper, the Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel.

  • During her visit to Cameroon earlier this week, EU Commissioner for international cooperation, humanitarian aid and crisis response, Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, announced a decision of the EU to increase humanitarian aid to $8 million to assist refugees and host communities in the neighbouring counties of Cameroon and Chad.

  • A team from the International Criminal Court (ICC) arrived in the Central African Republic on 8 May on their first fact-finding mission to investigate crimes committed in the country since 2012. This first mission, since a preliminary probe was launched earlier this year, comes amid continued ethnic and religious violence.