On 21-23 November, heavy fighting between Ex-Seleka factions in Bria left at least 86 civilians dead and some 11,000 people displaced.
As of the end of November, a reported 420,000 people are still internally displaced (IDPs) in CAR, up from 385,000 in October, due to the violence in the north-west and central regions.
UNICEF supported the establishment of 13 Temporary Learning Spaces for 5,271 children (47% girls) in new IDP sites in Kaga Bandoro, bringing the total number of children participating in Education in Emergency programming to 40,258.
In Kaga Bandoro, UNICEF’s Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) provided WASH interventions for 8,124 households, or 19,201 people, who are currently seeking shelter near the airport.
On 17 November, international donors pledged $2.2 billion in aid for the Central African Republic (CAR) over the next three years at the Brussels Conference for CAR to help restore peace and security.
The final draft of the 2017 CAR Humanitarian Response Plan was officially presented in Geneva by the CAR Humanitarian Coordinator.
Situation Overview & Humanitarian Needs
On 17 November, international donors pledged $2.2 billion (€2 billion) in aid for the Central African Republic (CAR) over the next three years at the Brussels Conference for CAR, jointly organised by the European Union and the CAR government. The main objective of the Conference was to draw together commitments to help CAR authorities restore peace and security, renew the social contract and revive the economy.
On 21 November, further violence broke out in Bria (Haute Kotto prefecture), in the east of CAR. Heavy fighting took place among two different Ex-Seleka factions (UPC and FPRC) and left at least 86 civilians dead. Some 11,000 people sought refuge around MINUSCA HQ and the airport, many of them children. A UNICEF-coordinated response effort in NFI/Child Protection/WASH is ongoing with the support of Bambari field office. Concerns have been expressed on the potential security and humanitarian impact in the next weeks on Ouaka prefecture.
In Kaga Bandoro UNICEF’s Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) intervened on behalf of 8,124 households (19,201 people) currently located near the airport to provide WASH activities. Following the relocation of IDPs to a new site to allow for the appropriate use of the airstrip, profiling is ongoing.
As of the end of November, a reported 420,000 people are now internally displaced (IDPs) in IDP sites and within host families , according to CMP (Commission Mouvement Population), with a sharp increase as compared to October due to the violence that broke out in north western and central CAR (Koui/Bocaranga and Kaga Bandoro)