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OCHA - CAR : Situation Report No. 1 (as of 17 December 2013)

Highlights

  • More than 700,000 Central African have been displaced by the conflict, including some 214,000 since 5 December, in Bangui alone.
  • With a UN Security Council mandate, French military operations to support (MISCA) –the AU-led peacekeeping operation- began on 9 December.
  • An OCHA Civil-Military Coordinator is acting as an interface between the humanitarian community and military forces.
  • Following an agreement with the national water authority, affected people in Bangui have free access to potable water.
  • Humanitarian partners are producing and distributing about 320,000 litres of water per day in Bossangoa.
  • Since 5 December, 80,153 IDPs located in various IDP sites in Bangui have received food assistance from WFP.
  • A telephone hotline is available for information on protection issues. The number to call is 4040.
Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
17 Dec 2013
Document type: 
Situation Report
Location(s): 
Central African Republic
Theme(s): 
Conflict
Field coordination
Humanitarian Access
Humanitarian Assistance
Coordination hub(s): 
Bangui