There are 600,000 IDPs registered, the highest number since August 2014.??Increased conflict across the country resulted in approximately 100,000 displaced in two weeks in May.??An 11% increase in the IDP population was recorded between June and July as violence continues.? IDPs are in need of protection and basic services. ??
Bangui and Bimbo
The number of IDPs in camps in Bangui and neighbouring Bimbo district has decreased from 44,000 in November 2016 to less than 2,000 in June under a government plan to support voluntary returns.??On 26 July, UNHCR announced that the IDP site in the Central Mosque of Bangui officially closed and that people returned to their original neighbourhoods.?All IDP sites in Bangui were expected to be closed by early May, as per the return policy implemented by the government since late 2016.? However, some returning IDPs have reported difficulties finding accommodation due to lack of livelihoods and little government assistance and it remains unclear whether IDPs remain in Bangui.?
Since mid-June, over 1,500 CAR refugees in Chad have returned near Ndele, after attacks and looting by alleged Zakawa and members of security forces. They are in need of assistance.??
Since June, fighting in and around Mobaye has displaced 75–90% of 24,500 residents of Mobaye to DRC and remote islands along the Ubangi River.??2,700 displaced people are residing in IDP sites near the town, 300 are sheltering in host communities in Bangui and 21,000 fled to rural areas and towards DRC. ?Health needs are reported as malaria is increasing with the rainy season and shelter needs as a result of the deteriorating security situation.?In the first week of August, the displaced population in the Catholic church of Alindao reached 17,556, an increase of 15% compared to the last week of July due to ongoing insecurity.?Between May and July, due to continued insecurity in Alindao sub-prefecture, over 24,000 people were displaced.?As of 23 July, 98% of the 18,452 people in Alindao were estimated to be living in IDP camps or with host families. WASH, protection and NFI needs are reported.?As of mid-June, over 2,500 people have been displaced from Zangba due to fighting between armed groups.?
The total number of IDPs in Haute-Kotto almost doubled across April-May 2017, with 79,735 registered IDPs in May.? Fighting between ex-Seleka and anti-balaka forces in Bria since mid-May has displaced over 41,000 people out of the 47,500 inhabitants of the city.? IDPs are located in six displacement sites. Over 23,000 IDPs located in PK3 site, are in need of protection, WASH, and health assistance.? Large-scale displacement of IDPs towards Bambari and Bangui has been reported.?
In Zemio, 22,700 people have been displaced, amounting to 80% of the town's total population, were displaced between 28 June and 7 July due to fighting between alleged UPC fighters and local militia.? 4,000 are staying at Zemio's health centre and 5,000 are hosted at the Catholic mission, and between 6,000-11,000 are in the vicinity of Zemio.?They are all in need of WASH, shelter, food and health.??
Fighting between 21 and 27 July in Bangassou displaced 11,500 people, including 5,000 in Zanganda-Madabazouma, 4,000 in Vougba-Balifondo, and 2,500 in Sayo-Niakari, and over 13,000 people fled to DRC.?? As of 7 July, around 1,600 people have been displaced from Nzako to Bakouma due to fighting between armed groups, likely the FPRC against local militias.?
3,200 new IDPs have been registered in Kaga-Bandoro. They have fled violence along the Ouandago road and in Zefio from 29 June-5 July.? In Kaga Bandoro, over 9,000 people have returned to the IDP camp near the MINUSCA base due to violence between armed groups on 1 July.?
As of June, there were approximately 42,600 IDPs in Nana-Grebizi - a slight increase compared to May.??
Over 1,000 people were displaced from Bocaranga to surrounding areas between 30 July and 5 August due to rumours of attacks of armed groups. Armed groups still control several villages around Bocaranga since mid-July.?2,000 people were displaced between 18 and 24 July around Loura, Bocaranga sub-prefecture due to fear of attacks by armed actors operating in the area. They are hiding in the bush.?Between 14 and 19 July, over 2,900 people were reported as sheltering in the Catholic church of Ngaoundaye and Bocaranga due to the presence of armed men in the area.?An additional 1,310 people fled Bang towards neighbouring villages.?The 1,930 people who were displaced from neighbouring villages to Paoua at the end of June still report WASH needs as of end of July.?
Clashes between armed groups in Batangafo between 29 July and 2 August resulted in 24,000 people displaced.?At least 11,500 people are believed to be sheltering in an orphanage, the local hospital and the church in the town, and an addtional 4,700 people fled to Cameroon.???10,000 people moved from the IDP camp to the hospital after houses were burnt down. Restrictions of movement of humanitarian staff in the town limits aid delivery and increases people's need for assistance.?
In Landi-Warago, Kouango sub-prefecture, clashes between armed groups on 27 July resulted in 500 people fleeing to surrounding areas as well as to DRC in fear of more violence. This amounts to the whole population of this village.?