Central African Republic Emergency Update #4

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 09 Jan 2014

Period Covered: 2-9 January 2014


  • A multi-sector assistance plan for the Airport IDP Site was finalized among five clusters and for which the International Support for the Central African Republic (MISCA) and Sangaris Commanders agreed to secure the operation with an enhanced presence around the zone.

  • Some 3,000 families staying in the distribution zone were relocated to a new plot which has been cleared by UNHCR.

  • Since January 7, UNHCR together with COOPI and WFP began distributing food and non-food items to internally displaced persons (IDPs) staying at the Airport Site. To date, more than 3,000 households have been assisted.

  • Six planes loaded with vehicles, non-food items and shelters from UNHCR warehouses in Accra, Douala, Dubai and Nairobi arrived in Bangui since 29 December. The airlift will allow UNHCR to cover 15,000 additional IDP households with shelter and NFI assistance as well as to increase its presence outside Bangui.

  • UNHCR continues to follow up on the repatriation of refugees willing to return home. More than 80 were received at UNHCR office in Bangui during the reporting period and a mission to Batalimo, home to some 6,000 Congolese refugees, was organized.

  • UNHCR and partners are finalizing the Multi-Cluster/Sector Initial Rapid Assessment Report.