UN agencies temporarily suspend humanitarian operations in CAR due to ongoing insecurity in September and October
USG provides $30 million in FY 2016 funding to CAR crisis
After an increase in insecurity in late September, violence spiked again in the Central African Republic (CAR) in late October and early November, with attacks targeting internally displaced person (IDP) sites, humanitarian actors, and UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in CAR (MINUSCA) forces, according to the UN.
The ongoing insecurity prevented some emergency relief commodities from reaching CAR due to attacks on humanitarian convoys travelling from Cameroon to Bangui. In October, attacks on aid convoys resulted in two deaths and limited humanitarian access, inhibiting at least 40 vehicles carrying critical supplies from reaching affected populations, according to the UN World Food Program (WFP).
On November 17, USAID/FFP approved a $30 million Title II contribution to WFP for the CAR crisis, including $17.5 million for operations inside of CAR, $10 million for CAR refugees in Cameroon, $1.5 million for CAR refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and $1 million for CAR refugees in the Republic of the Congo (RoC).