Intercommunal violence erupts in Bangui, resulting in deaths, displacement, and increased criminality
UN appoints new head of MINUSCA
The USG supports the humanitarian response in CAR with nearly $125.8 million in FY 2015 ￼
On September 26, intercommunal clashes in the Central African Republic (CAR) erupted following the killing of a Muslim man in Bangui. As of September 30, clashes remained ongoing and had resulted in at least 61 deaths and displaced at least 37,400 people. Relief agencies and the UN note that the current situation represents the most significant violence in the capital since October 2014.
Though the Government of CAR (CARG) had previously announced plans to close the displacement site at Bangui’s M’poko International Airport by mid-September, approximately 30,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs)—including up to 19,000 newly arrived IDPs since September 26—were sheltering at the site as of September 30.
In FY 2015, the USG provided nearly $125.8 million in humanitarian assistance to conflict-affected and displaced populations in CAR and CAR refugees, including support for emergency food assistance, health, shelter, protection, livelihoods, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions.