AMOUNT: EUR 86 767 000
The present Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) was prepared on the basis of financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2017/01000 (Worldwide Decision) and the related General Guidelines for Operational Priorities on Humanitarian Aid (Operational Priorities).
The purpose of the HIP and its annex is to serve as a communication tool for ECHO's partners and to assist in the preparation of their proposals. The provisions of the Worldwide Decision and the General Conditions of the Agreement with the European Commission shall take precedence over the provisions in this document. This HIP covers mainly Cameroon, the Central African Republic (CAR) and Chad. It may also respond to sudden or slow-onset new emergencies in Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tomé and Principe, if important unmet humanitarian needs emerge, given the exposure to risk and vulnerabilities of populations in these countries.
0. MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP
Fifth modification as of 13/07/2017
In order to respond better to the food insecurity during the lean season in Chad, it is necessary to transfer an amount of EUR 1 200 000 from Objective 1 (Man-made crises) to Objective 2 (Natural disasters). The total amount of the HIP remains unchanged.
Fourth modification as of 29/05/2017
In the Central African Republic (CAR), new humanitarian needs are emerging while a large share of already previously existing humanitarian needs remain uncovered. Half of the population (2.3 million people) is still in need of humanitarian assistance. The number of internally displaced people (IDPs) has sharply increased after several violent incidents in the first half of May in the East and Southeast of the country. Due to fighting in Alindao, Bangassou and Bria (respectively in the prefectures of Basse Kotto, Mbomou and Haute Kotto), some 100 000 people have left their homes to seek protection in IDP sites, religious buildings, hospitals and around MINUSCA bases. They urgently need support in terms of protection, food, water and sanitation as well as household and hygiene items. There are also still some 440 000 IDPs, who still need assistance due to the impossibility for them to go back to their place of origin. This is against the worrying background of overall humanitarian support to conflict-affected populations in CAR. As of 29 May 2017, the Humanitarian Response Plan for 2017 is only funded at 22%.
Furthermore, the regional spill-over of the CAR crisis remains very significant, with over 480 000 refugees in Cameroon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo. As long as the situation has not stabilized in CAR, a massive return of these refugees is not to be expected, although tripartite agreements are being prepared with Cameroon, Chad and UNHCR. The highest number of refugees is in Cameroon, i.e. 260 000. The refugees have lost most of their livelihoods and require adequate assistance.
Therefore, an additional allocation of EUR 5.5 million is considered necessary to meet new and uncovered humanitarian needs for population affected by the CAR regional crisis.