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Central African Republic: Refugee Situation UNHCR Regional Update 34, 27 September-3 October 2014

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HIGHLIGHT

  • On 27 September, Ms. Catherine Samba-Panza, President of the Transitional Government of the Central African Republic, told the UN General Assembly that the country still faces "extreme vulnerability" in the wake of political instability and internal conflicts, and that while the country would need assistance, she is "firmly determined" to tackle the nation's numerous challenges in order to secure peace and stability. "The country has been shaken and its people are facing tragic situations," said President Samba-Panza. She also welcomed the Security Council’s establishment of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).

  • According to Mr. Abdoulaye Bathily, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Africa and Head of the UN Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), a lengthy postponement of elections in the Central African Republic, essentially intended for a complete return to democracy following a March 2013 coup, would risk further worsening the crisis. SRSG Bathily added that “even if it's true that we cannot keep to the February date, we must not push it off too far, because the risk of worsening the crisis is there". Recent reports had suggested that elections planned for February 2015 may have to be postponed.

PRIORITIES

  • Cameroon: identification and registration of refugees in host villages.
  • Chad: profiling exercise in returnee sites.
  • DRC: relocation of refugees to existing sites.
  • Congo: family tracing for unaccompanied or separated children