Despite a peace accord between armed groups and the Government of CAR (CARG), violence in May displaced an estimated 5,400 people in Nana-Grébizi and Ouham prefectures.
The anti-Balaka and ex-Séléka armed groups released nearly 360 children in May.
Insecurity has forced humanitarian organizations to suspend operations in parts of Nana-Mambéré Prefecture.
On May 10, representatives from 10 armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the CARG agreed to a peace accord, international media report. The accord requires armed groups to renounce political violence and begin a process of disarmament, demobilization, reintegration, and repatriation (DDRR). Despite the accord, violent clashes continued during May and early June.
On May 13, the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC)—the primary mechanism for the interagency coordination of humanitarian assistance—deactivated the Level 3 (L3) response in CAR, initially declared in December 2013 for a three-month period and subsequently extended three times. The UN notes that while the L3 designation allowed a response surge, it is not intended to address the underlying causes of CAR’s complex emergency; the L3’s deactivation does not connote a decrease in humanitarian needs in the country.