UNICEF Central African Republic Humanitarian Situation Report, 8 January 2015



  • Two out of five children in Central African Republic (CAR) do not receive the needed humanitarian aid due to a critical lack of funding and insecurity and 2.4 million of them have no access to basic services and rely on humanitarian aid.

  • Violence flared up in Bambari, Batangafo, Berberati, Carnot, Combo Bombo village, Mbres, Nola and Lopo village while New Year’s Eve was marked by sporadic gunfire in most of the eight districts of Bangui.

  • UNICEF Regional Director, Manuel Fontaine, visited CAR from 9 to 14 December and met with the President of Transition Mrs Catherine Samba-Panza, the Prime Minister and several cabinet members. The office held a Strategic Moment of Reflection to take stock of results achieved and articulate a vision for 2015. One recommendation was to undertake a change management process to make necessary adjustments to our office structure and footprint within the current financial situation.

  • Current funds utilisation rates stand 98.5% for Regular Resources and at 97.7% for Other Resources. Without additional resources, UNICEF will not be in a position to provide the needed assistance to affected children and women in CAR.