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UNHCR Regional Update #51 - Central African Republic Situation, 21 February - 6 March 2015

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Members of the United Nations Security Council will undertake a mission to the Central African Republic (CAR) from 10-12 March. This will be the Council’s first visit to the country, six months after the deployment of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the CAR (MINUSCA) in September 2014. The mission will try to seek a better understanding of the challenges facing MINUSCA in carrying out its mandate. Members will meet with the transitional authorities and religious leaders to discuss the political process and assess the humanitarian and human rights situations.

  • The United Nations Secretary-General's Special Representative and Head of MINUSCA in CAR, Babacar Gaye, undertook a mission to Bossangoa during the reporting period in order to assess the overall security situation in the area. Mr. Gaye reiterated the United Nations commitment to continue supporting the peace process and restoration of state authority. A number of administrative authorities have progressively resumed duty in Bossangoa.

KEY FIGURES

436,256 IDPs including

49,113 in Bangui in 35 sites

451,429 Central African refugees in Cameroon, Chad, DRC and Congo including

191,616 New arrivals since Dec. 2013

8,103 Refugees and asylum seekers in the Central African Republic