Snapshot 16–23 April
Central African Republic: Renewed clashes between anti-balaka and Seleka fighters occurred in several locations in central, northern, and southwestern provinces. MISCA soldiers are being redeployed to cover areas previously secured by the Chadian contingent. A Christian religious leader was killed and four were abducted in two northern towns, while 30 Christian civilians were reportedly killed in a central town.
South Sudan: Approximately 600 people were reportedly killed across the country in fights between government and opposition forces and in inter-communal clashes. Opposition captured Bentiu, capital of oil-producing Unity state, from government forces. An IDP settlement site within a UN peacekeeping compound was attacked in Jonglei state. The number of IDPs in South Sudan rose to 916,900.
Syria: The Government announced that presidential elections will be held on 3 June. Heavy fighting is forcing renewed waves of displacement; some communities have been displaced multiple times. Access for humanitarian actors continues to be problematic due to the armed conflict and obstruction of activities by some parties, particularly in Deir-ez-Zor and Ar-Raqqa.
Last update: 23/04/2014 Next Update: 29/04/2014