• Ongoing violence results in population displacement, civilian deaths
• Insecurity continues to endanger aid workers in CAR
• USAID/OFDA-funded RRM provides emergency assistance to newly displaced populations
• The Government of Central African Republic (CARG) and 14 armed groups initiated a peace accord in the country’s capital city of Bangui on February 6. The agreement could potentially alter the humanitarian context in the Central African Republic (CAR), where ongoing and significant humanitarian needs persist due to protracted conflict.
• On January 7, the CARG and the UN launched the 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for CAR, requesting nearly $431 million to provide humanitarian assistance to 1.7 million people countrywide in 2019. The UN estimates that 2.9 million people will require emergency aid in CAR, representing a 16 percent increase from 2018.
• Vulnerable populations in CAR will likely continue to face Crisis—IPC 3—or worse levels of acute food insecurity through September 2019, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) reports. 4 In response, USAID/FFP partners are providing emergency food assistance, including in-kind food aid and food vouchers, to food-insecure populations throughout CAR.