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CAR Crisis IOM Regional Response Situation Report | 31 March - 13 April 2015

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CAR: On 1 April, IOM launched a vulnerability assessment targeting IDPs to identify vulnerable persons and those with specific needs that require urgent assistance and referrals.

CHAD: During the reporting period, IOM distributed 33 tarpaulins to 165 returnees in the Djako site to rehabilitate shelters that were in poor conditions ahead of the upcoming rainy season.

CAMEROON: During the reporting period migrants in IOM

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Central African Republic (CAR): IOM has been providing support to MINUSCA (Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations unies pour la stabilisation en Centrafrique) and the National Elections Authority by sending an elections expert to Bangui and Cameroon to assess possibilities for IOM support in electoral registration. IOM also looking into electoral participation by IDPs in CAR as well as CAR nationals (mainly refugees) in neighbouring countries including Cameroon, Chad, Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). IOM is in the process of providing recommendations to the Government of CAR and MINUSCA in order to facilitate the holding of a constitutional referendum as well as the Presidential and Parliamentary Elections in a timely and inclusive manner. The recommendations made by IOM include Out-of-Country Voting for CAR nationals in neighbouring countries. The Presidential Decree nominating the Technical Committee for the Bangui Forum was repealed on 13 April. Consultations are being held between the Transitional Government and Parliament, as well as political parties and civil society organizations in order to form a consensual technical committee for the Bangui Forum taking place between 27 April - 2 May.

In Mbomou, Bema city, two ex-Seleka factions disputed the control of customs and police positions while pushing populations to flee into DRC. Within Bangui and its nearby areas, the security situation is stable but unpredictable as there continues to be reports of armed robbery and break-ins targeting humanitarian workers.

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