◾On 1 February, a fire broke out in the IDP site of Kaga Bandoro (central RCA), located 343 kms from Bangui. The site, adjacent to the MINUSCA base, is hosting an estimated 19 000 people. The fire destroyed 1 120 shelters and affected an estimated 11 200 people. Several wounded and traumatized people have been evacuated to the hospital. A multi-sector rapid assessment is ongoing and a quick response is being organized.
◾IDPs had sought refuge close to the MINUSCA base following a rebel attack on their previous displacement site (Eveché) last October, which had left more than 30 dead.