Fighting in southeastern CAR displaces up to 100,000 people during May
WFP begins food airlifts to conflict affected Bangassou
Conflict resurfaces in Bria town during mid-May
Relief actors suspend and reduce operations in Ouham due to insecurity
Conflict in southeastern Central African Republic (CAR) since early May has resulted in approximately 300 deaths and displaced up to 100,000 people, bringing the total number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to more than 500,000, according to the UN and international media. May displacement reflects the largest wave of population movement since the peak of CAR’s humanitarian crisis in December 2013 and the highest number of IDPs countrywide since August 2014. UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC) for CAR Najat Rochdi has expressed concern regarding the resurgence of violence, including incidents of armed actors targeting civilians based on political and religious affiliation and other human rights violations.
Despite moderate harvest improvements, insecurity and associated effects on livelihoods continue to constrain food access for vulnerable households in CAR, according to the USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET).