The number of attacks limiting humanitarian access increases from 76 to 112 between February and March in CAR
The UN recently secures the release of more than 20 people held by an armed group in western CAR
USAID/OFDA partner the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reaches 42,000 people with emergency relief commodities between January and mid-April
The UN reported 112 security incidents that restricted humanitarian access across CAR during March—an increase from the 76 incidents reported during February. The most prevalent types of incidents involved thefts of humanitarian assets and facilities; however, some recent attacks included assaults and threats to humanitarian staff. The highest geographic concentration of violent incidents—nearly 40—occurred in the capital city of Bangui and surrounding areas. With 20 reported events, areas of northern Ouham Prefecture had the second-highest proportion of access-restricting incidents.
On April 14, UN Special Representative of the Secretary General and Head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in CAR (MINUSCA) Babacar Gaye appealed to members of the UN Security Council to increase support for humanitarian and reconstruction efforts in CAR. As of April 23, donors had contributed $85.4 million—14 percent—toward the $613 million requested in the 2015 CAR Strategic Response Plan.