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RCA: Aperçu des Besoins Humanitaires (HNO 2020) [CLONED]

The humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) has further worsened over the past six months. Election-related violence that broke out in mid-December 2020 has had a devastating effect on civilians. Thousands of people have been forced to flee, human rights violations have surged, hundreds of schools and dozens of hospitals have been forcibly closed and food prices have skyrocketed. This deterioration occurred in an already alarming context, with more than half of the population (2.8 million people) in need of humanitarian assistance and protection and 1.9 million people in acute need. In the past five years, there have never been as many people in humanitarian distress in CAR as today.


The security situation has deteriorated across the entire country. Between October 2020 and mid-March 2021, armed conflicts occurred in all sixteen prefectures with the exception of Vakaga and Bamingui-Bangoran. During this period, the UNICEF/Rapid Response Mechanism issued 58 new alerts, 57 per cent due to clashes and violence. Two-thirds of the violence-related alerts were recorded in just three prefectures in the west and centre of the country: Ouaka, Ouham and Ombella M’Poko. In the second half of December 2020, ahead of the 27 December elections, people reported 110 security alerts to an NGO-run hotline – nearly a third of all security-related alerts received during the year (399).

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Organization(s): 
Bureau de la coordination des affaires humanitaires des Nations Unies
Original Publication Date: 
23 mar 2021
Document type: 
Aperçu des Besoins Humanitaires
Location(s): 
Central African Republic
Coordination hub(s): 
Bangui