International NGOs working in Kabo (North of the country) have suspended their activities due to insecurity and are relocating their staff. This re-location follows the killing of a staff member of an international NGO on 7 December (the fourteenth humanitarian worker killed in CAR since the beginning of 2017) and the robbery of a compound of another INGO the following night.
The suspension of humanitarian activities in Kabo will have a negative impact on about 100 000 people - both IDPs and local population - who had been receiving international assistance.
Overall, so far this year, some 350 humanitarian workers have had to be (temporarily) relocated for security reasons in CAR. This is double the number of 2016.