Relief actors temporarily suspend operations in Bambari, Bria, and Kaga-Bandoro following armed attacks
More than 50 NGOs express concern over deteriorating conditions in CAR
IDPs return to communities of origin in and around Paoua after MINUSCA conducts security operations
Violence and sporadic clashes among armed groups continue to disrupt relief operations throughout much of Central African Republic (CAR). Armed actors looted at least 10 nongovernmental organization (NGO) compounds in Ouaka Prefecture’s Bambari town between mid-May and late July, prompting some relief organizations to suspend operations temporarily in the area. A series of criminal attacks against humanitarian organizations in Haute-Kotto Prefecture’s Bria town from mid-June to early July also disrupted emergency operations in and around the town.
Armed actors continue to target civilians, humanitarian organizations, and UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in CAR (MINUSCA) members, with at least two UN peacekeeper deaths recorded during June. In a June 21 letter to UN Secretary-General (SYG) António Guterres, 56 NGOs expressed concern over the rapidly deteriorating situation in CAR. The letter also appealed for UN leadership to mobilize the international community to prevent a further escalation of fighting, which could result in significant violence and mass atrocities.