Central African Republic (CAR): Situation Report No.15 (as of 5 March 2014)

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 05 Mar 2014

The presence of 8,000 elements of international forces remains insufficient to provide protection to at-risk populations, who continue to be the victims of serious human rights violations in and outside Bangui.

Attacks, robberies and security incidents have multiplied against humanitarian organizations, prompting the suspension or scale-down of ongoing programs.

Entire towns across the country have been left empty of minority communities. In Bangui, 80-85 per cent of 250,000 individuals from those communities have fled.

The exodus of people, a slight improvement in the security situation, the early arrival of the rainy season and deteriorating living conditions in IDP sites resulted in a 16 per cent decrease of the number of IDPs in the past week.

Underfunding of the humanitarian response in CAR is seriously hampering the delivery of assistance to the 1.9 million people targeted by the Strategic Response Plan (SRP).

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