Central African Republic: Situation Report No. 1 (as of 17 December 2013)
More than 700,000 Central African have been displaced by the conflict, including some 214,000 since 5 December, in Bangui alone.
With a UN Security Council mandate, French military operations to support (MISCA) –the AU-led peacekeeping operation- began on 9 December.
An OCHA Civil-Military Coordinator is acting as an interface between the humanitarian community and military forces.
Following an agreement with the national water authority, affected people in Bangui have free access to potable water.
Humanitarian partners are producing and distributing about 320,000 litres of water per day in Bossangoa.
Since 5 December, 80,153 IDPs located in various IDP sites in Bangui have received food assistance from WFP.
A telephone hotline is available for information on protection issues. The number to call is 4040.