A recent upsurge of violence in the Northwest of CAR has reportedly let to the death of ten people and injured several more. Many houses were burned and property looted. Thousands of people had to flee towards other villages in the country as well as to neighbouring Chad and Cameroon.
According to a joint assessment mission in Southern Chad, over 1 300 victims of this outbreak of violence (including nearly 900 children) have taken refuge in two villages in the sub-prefecture of Bitoye. These populations are in need of emergency humanitarian assistance in terms of food assistance, shelter, health, psychosocial support and protection.
Before this recent violence, there were an estimated 415 000 internally displaced persons in CAR as well as almost 467 000 people who had fled to neighbouring countries.