NUMBERS A T A GLANCE
- People in CAR Requiring Humanitarian Assistance (2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview)
- IDPs in CAR (UN - November 2016)
- IDPs in Bangui Displacement Sites (UN - October 2016)
- Central African Refugees in Neighboring Countries (UN - December 2016)
Tensions escalate in several prefectures, including Haute-Kotto
Relief agencies mobilize assistance for conflict-affected people countrywide
UN launches 2017–2019 HRP for CAR, requesting nearly $400 million to reach 1.6 million vulnerable people
In recent weeks, fighting between armed actors has displaced populations and generated additional humanitarian needs among communities in areas of Central African Republic (CAR), such as Haute-Kotto and Ouaka prefectures. Despite continued insecurity and tensions in the affected areas, USAID-supported organizations and other response actors are conducting needs assessments and providing basic relief items, food supplies, health care services, protection support, shelter materials, and other emergency assistance.
Violence among armed actors and against civilians and humanitarian workers remains an issue in CAR. Since late December 2016, relief agencies have recorded attacks against internally displaced persons (IDPs), aid workers, and UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in CAR (MINUSCA) peacekeepers in areas countrywide.
To date in FY 2017, USAID/FFP has provided the UN World Food Program (WFP) nearly $29 million to address the emergency food needs of conflict-affected Central Africans within CAR and displaced to neighboring countries.