Central African Republic Situation: UNHCR External Regional Update 18, 30 May – 5 June 2014

Report
from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 05 Jun 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 558,500 IDPs including 133,500 in Bangui
  • 369,289 Total number of CAR refugees in neighbouring countries
  • 133,731 New CAR refugees in neighbouring countries since Dec. 2013
  • US$239 million UNHCR requested for the Regional Situation
  • 10,667 Refugees and asylum seekers in CAR1

 On 4 June, during a meeting in Rome, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. António Guterres and the Executive Director of WFP, Ms. Ertharin Cousin stressed the necessity of increased funding in order to urgently respond to the needs of Central Africans arriving in neighbouring countries, particularly Cameroon, requiring life-saving health and nutritional assistance.

 The security situation at the M’Poko Airport site – the largest IDP site in the Central African Republic – has been worsening and is hindering efforts for UNHCR and partners to provide protection and assistance. UNHCR is working with its partners and the government to protect people at M’Poko, but insecurity, with continued reports of theft, violence, assassinations and abductions, by various armed groups, remains a concern.