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