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Update on Key Events in the Central African Republic (From 10 to 26 February 2020)

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Repatriation movements

UNHCR CAR has resumed its activities of voluntary repatriation of Central African refugees from the various countries of asylum. It is hosting a convoy of 250 people from the Lolo camp in Cameroon, today, 26 February 2020.

Also the last week, a convoy of 94 households including 151 returnees was welcomed at Bangui airport from Brazzaville. All these people received, after their arrival, monetary assistance and certificates of loss of documents for adults. UNHCR is also continuing preparations for the resumption of voluntary repatriation of refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Cameroon.

• Fire alerts in this dry season are becoming more and more recurrent at the various IDP sites, particularly in Kaga Bandoro, Batangafo and Bambari. These fires are sometimes due to poor handling of household fires. To minimize the risk of fire,
UNHCR is currently conducting awareness campaigns at IDP sites. This awareness raising focused on the different mechanisms for fire management and strengthening the fire prevention strategy. In response, UNHCR provided assistance in complete NFI kits to 26 fire-affected households at the Bambari livestock site.