CAR

UNICEF Central African Republic Humanitarian Situation Report, 7 November 2014

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Highlights

  • In Bangui, renewed violence began 7 October, targeting the civilian population, aid agency staff, and MINUSCA peacekeepers. As a result, two UN peacekeeping troops lost their lives and 13 others were injured. Eleven civilians including 6 children were reportedly killed and 229 people including 22 children were injured.

  • On 29 October, MINUSCA announced that UN peacekeepers freed 67 people who had been taken hostage by militia groups. Four women were taken hostage in Bangui while the rest were kidnapped in the interior of the country. All were released after military operations by the UN peacekeeping forces.

  • UNICEF new Representative, Mohamed Malick Fall, arrived in Bangui on 28 October.

  • UNICEF established a new field office in Zemio that will enable more sustained support to service delivery for highly vulnerable children and women in the south east, including victims of LRA violence.

  • Suspected cases of whooping cough have been reported in Ketele, Kaga Bandoro region, affecting over 40 people particularly in Grevai, Nana Grebizi prefecture.

  • Current fund utilisation rate stands at 85%. Without additional resources, UNICEF will not be in a position to meet its annual targets and provide the needed assistance to affected children and women.

Situation in Numbers

2.3 million CHILDREN AFFECTED (OCHA 13 May 2014)

4.6 million PEOPLE AFFECTED (OCHA 22 October 2014)

2.5 million PEOPLE WHO NEED ASSISTANCE (OCHA 20 August 2014)

489,000 INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS (OCHA 22 October 2014)

419,000 REFUGEES IN NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES (CHAD, CAMEROON, DRC, CONGO) SINCE DECEMBER 2013 (UNHCR 30 October 2014)

UNICEF Appeal 2014 US$ 81 million

Funds received as of 31 October 2014 US$ 37 million