- Clashes between armed groups and attacks on humanitarian workers continue to hinder relief operations
- Escalating violence in Bria results in the death of nine IDPs
- Conflict displaced more than 6,300 people in August, bringing the number of IDPs in CAR to more than 621,000 people
- Attacks on relief workers continue to disrupt humanitarian operations throughout Central African Republic (CAR). Between January and August, the UN recorded more than 270 security incidents involving humanitarian workers, resulting in six deaths and prompting at least 15 relief organizations to temporarily suspend activities.
- Fighting in and around Haute-Kotto Prefecture’s Bria town continues to endanger civilians, including the estimated 48,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) sheltering in the town’s Pointe Kilométrique 3 (PK3) displacement site. On September 6, armed actors abducted and killed at least nine IDPs from PK3, according to the UN. Additionally, clashes between armed groups displaced more than 1,300 people in areas of Haute-Kotto south of Bria and more than 800 people in Ouaka Prefecture’s Kouango and Lihoto towns in August.
- In FY 2018, the U.S. Government (USG) provided nearly $123.7 million in humanitarian assistance to vulnerable populations in CAR, as well as Central African refugees in neighboring countries, including $40.5 million in USAID/OFDA funding, $36.5 million in USAID/FFP funding, and $46.7 million from State/PRM.