Central African Situation : UNHCR External Regional Update n°1 - December 2013/6 February 2014

Report
from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 06 Feb 2014 View Original

OVERVIEW

  • The Central African Republic (CAR) has seen an increase in violence due to intensifying clashes and exactions between Seleka and Anti-Balaka militia since 5 December, which has contributed to an aggregate displacement of close to 20% of the country’s population.

  • Catherine Samba Panza was nominated as the country’s transitional president on 23 January and André Nzapayeké selected by the latter as prime minister on 25 January.

  • UNHCR is providing assistance to 17,865 refugees in CAR, all of whom are receiving assistance through UNHCR’s IPs.

  • UNHCR is providing protection and assistance to 268,779 CAR refugees in Cameroon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo.

  • In addition to its offices in Bangui, Paoua, Bambari and Zémio. A new sub-office was recently opened in in Bossangoa and two field offices are planned for Bouar and Mbaïki to enhance UNHCR response to IDPs.