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Central African Republic: Refugee Situation UNHCR Regional Update 38, 25 - 31 October 2014



On 27 October, UNHCR’s Regional Refugee Coordinator (RRC) for the Central African Republic (CAR) Situation, Ms. Liz Ahua, participated in a roundtable consultation on the regional refugee dimension of the CAR situation, in Brussels, hosted by UNHCR and the United States Mission to the European Union (EU). The objectives of the event were to draw increased attention to the regional aspects of the CAR refugee situation, seek to raise it higher on the EU’s policy, political and funding agenda, and to highlight UNHCR’s role, achievements and challenges in providing protection and assistance. It was also an opportunity to encourage humanitarian and development support to cover basic and long term needs for refugees, highlight the importance of creative strategies to address longer-term issues, such as promoting self-sufficiency and refugee participation in reconciliation efforts. In order to secure media attention to the regional refugee situation, Ms. Ahua also gave interviews on the latest developments to BBC Africa, VOA News and Channel Africa.