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UNHCR Regional Update #54 - Central African Republic Situation, 4 -17 April 2015

Situation Report
Originally published



  • On 14 April, the Special Representative of the Secretary General and Head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), Babacar Gaye, appealed to the UN Security Council to increase their financial contributions to the humanitarian and reconstruction efforts in the Central African Republic (CAR). Mr. Gaye noted that the country’s political transition had reached a “critical stage” as those concerned attempt to organize credible elections by August 2015.

  • On 14 April, former CAR Presidents Bozize and Djotodia signed a cessation of hostilities agreement in Nairobi under the auspices of the Kenyan presidency. According to the Kenyan presidency’s office, the agreement supports the Brazzaville agreement of July 2014 and mentions their willingness to participate in the Bangui Forum. The CAR transitional government did not take part in these discussions in Nairobi. In February 2015, an agreement was also signed in Nairobi by representatives of the ex-Seleka and anti-Balaka-leaders.

  • IDPs in Yaloke enclave in CAR continued to depart on their own accord. A total 133 Peuhl IDPs left the enclave in between 31 March and 4 April, for Cameroon on board of commercial trucks. UNHCR, with a MINUSCA escort, has assisted in the family reunification of 20 IDPs from Yaloke to Cameroon (on 4 March and 3 April). As of 17 April, there were an estimated 330 Peuhl IDPs in Yaloke.