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Central African Republic Refugee Situation UNHCR External Regional Update #30, 23-29 August 2014

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  • The newly-appointed interim Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (CAR), Mahamat Kamoun unveiled the new government on 22 August which includes 30 cabinet ministers who are now responsible to ensure the implementation of the cease-fire signed in Brazzaville in late July 2014.

  • The profiling exercise of Chadian returnees in Danamadja, Chad, has been completed and demonstrated that 77% of the population is composed of Chadian nationals. The results of the exercise also showed that 23% had Central African nationality, and that there are also nationals of Cameroon, the Congo, Nigeria, Niger, Senegal and Sudan.

  • The Ebola virus has been confirmed in Equateur province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – a country whose population has in previous years been confronted with the deadly virus. Even though the location where it was detected is a distance from refugee camps, contingency plans have been put in place by national authorities in collaboration with UNHCR. This outbreak is of a different strain to the one in West Africa.