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Central African Republic Situation: UNHCR External Regional Update 12, 17 - 23 Apr 2014

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  • As of 22 April, there were an estimated 602,891 Central Africans displaced within their country – including 177,891 in Bangui in 45 sites.

  • On 20 April, 93 individuals residing in the PK 12 neighbourhood of Bangui, were relocated to Bambari escorted by Sangaris troops. This was a joint Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) operation under the leadership of the Senior Humanitarian Coordinator (SHC). UNHCR, UNICEF, UNFPA, OCHA, WFP and WHO were present on site upon their arrival in Bambari- they were provided with a warm meal by WFP. They also received a food ration of two weeks which will be renewed. UNICEF has installed a water reservoir providing sufficient water to the displaced, and with WHO, is assuming responsibility for all health-related matters. As part of its shelter and NFI assistance, UNHCR provided plastic sheeting and kitchen sets to complement NFI kits that UNICEF provided. UNHCR, UNICEF, UNFPA and OCHA are closely monitoring the integration process giving attention to social cohesion.

  • Since the launch of the voluntary repatriation operation on 10 April, more than 3,350 Congolese refugees, settled in Batalimo refugee camp have repatriated to Libenge in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The operation will continue over the next two weeks. Some 6,000 Congolese refugees are expected to return. The operation is being carried out with the support of the National Commission for Refugees in the Central African Republic and Congolese Government officials.