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UNHCR Regional Update #47 - Central African Republic Situation, 17-23 January 2015

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  • On 23 January, UNHCR and 18 partners launched the 2015 Central African Republic Regional Refugee Response Plan. In this plan, UNHCR and partners are seeking $331 million to respond to the protection and assistance needs of more than 460,000 Central African refugees by December 2015 in the neighbouring countries of Cameroon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of Congo. UNHCR remains concerned that violence in the Central African Republic will continue and that the number of people forced to flee their homes will grow.
  • On 22 January, the UN Security Council (UNSC) reinforced sanctions against individuals implicated in the ongoing sectarian violence and undermining any prospect for “peace, security and stability” in the Central African Republic. The UNSC also strongly condemned the resurgence of deadly violence across the country whilst also expressing “grave concern” at the ongoing destabilization by armed groups.
  • At a briefing at UN Headquarters, on 21 January, two members of the International Commission of Inquiry (COI) on the Central African Republic, Ms. Fatimata M’Baye and Mr. Philip Alston, reported that crimes against humanity had been widely committed by all parties to the ongoing conflict.
    They called for the establishment of a “truly international tribunal” to prosecute perpetrators of such crimes.