0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP
1) Rebel coalition SELEKA took up arms on 10 December 2012 and denounced the non-respect of the peace agreements signed in 2007 and 2011 with the Government of the Central African Republic. On 21 December 2012, the heads of state of the Economic Community of Central African States called for the opening of negotiations which led to peace accords on 11 January 2013.
2) The current situation remains highly uncertain and SELEKA still occupies two thirds of the territory despite the signed peace agreement. Many non- governmental organizations (NGOs) have been and still are regularly looted. Some rebel groups continue to attack civilians and cause population movements.
3) Humanitarian access remains difficult and recent assessments have identified significant additional needs. These needs mainly concern the sectors of food security, health and protection. The origin of these needs results from the loss of agricultural inputs due to fighting and population movements in an emergency context.
4) An additional budget of 4,000,000 EUR will be used to meet the further needs generated by the late 2012 crisis and to implement emergency interventions in areas affected by the conflict which were not considered in the first version of HIP 2013.