There are 600,000 IDPs registered - the highest number since August 2014 and a 50% increase in 2017 alone.??? 191,000 new IDPs were recorded between February and late September 2017; they were mainly fleeing violence in Haut Mbomou, Mbomou, Ouham Pende, Ouaka, and Nana-Grebizi. ? As of October, new large-scale displacements due to conflict were reported across the country, including in Batangafo, Zemio, Bria, Kaga-Bandoro, and Bangassou. ?The majority (68%) of IDPs live with host communities, whereas nearly 25% of IDPs are in IDP camps and a small number in the bush.?? IDPs are in need of protection and basic services. ?
Bangui and Bimbo
All IDP camps have been closed in Bangui since November 2016 under a government plan to support 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.? 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.? As of August, some returning IDPs also report difficulties accessing drinking water, food, and education services. It is unclear how many returnees from Bangui are affected.?As of 9 September, hundreds of people arrived from Kouango, Ouham, to Bangui following clashes. They are sheltering in Bangui's 7eme (7th) arrondissement townhall.?
From June-July the number of IDPs in the prefecture has almost doubled to 49,800.? 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.?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.?Following clashes on 24-25 August, 6,800 people were displaced in Kongbo.? Between 12 and 18 September, around 16,000 IDPs have fled from Basse-Kotto to Ouaka following clashes in the prefecture. NFIs, food, WASH and protection are urgently needed. ?
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.? New displacements have been reported in Alindao since 14 September, following the clashes that took place between Alindao and Bambari. Since a number of villages in the area were burnt, IDPs found refuge with host families and on the site of the Catholic Mission of Alindao. ?
In September, 15,000 people who fled fighting in Mingala are reported in Mbopouloubou village, 60 km east from Alindao.?
As of July, 77,000 IDPs have been recorded in the prefecture. Most of the influx took place from April-May.??An estimated 68% of people who live in the prefecture are displaced.? 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. At least 2,000 people were displaced in Bria following clashes between armed groups between 20 and 25 August.?Most recently, clashes on 7-8 September resulted in people fleeing the town. The number is yet unknown.?
From June-July the number of IDPs in the prefecture almost doubled to 42,300.? In Zemio, 22,700 people, 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.?? In mid-August, renewed fighting has forced IDPs in Zemio to move again. Some fled to DRC, whereas others went along the Zemio-Rafai road.? Since 25 September a resurgence of violence has displaced 15,500 people within Haut-Mbomou. 11,000 people had reportedly crossed the border to DRC. IDPs are in need of humanitarian assistance. Yet, due to security reasons, humanitarian activities, including health assistance, are suspended. ?
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 July, nearly 50,000 IDPs have been recorded in the prefecture.? 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.??
On September 8, an attack by 3R on a village 30km from Bouar caused an unknown number of people to flee into the bush.?As of 23 September, the entire population of Bocaranga fled after an armed group identified with 3R attacked and occupied the city. The majority of the displaced people from Bocaranga found refuge with host families in the town of Bozoum. IDPs in Bozoum were reported to still be in need of humanitarian assistance as of 27 September. IDPs fleeing from Bocaranga have been attacked by armed men during their journeys to seek refuge in Bozoum and Bouar.???1,500 people were displaced after the village of Mann, near Ngaoundaye, was attacked by an armed group, as of 14 September. ? As of 9 October, following the end of 3R occupation of Bocaranga, IDPs are starting to return to their hometown. IDPs in Bozoum and IDPs returnees to Bocaranga are reported to be in need of humanitarian assistance. WASH, food, shelter, NFIs, health, and education are reported needs.??
As a result of the clashes that took place in July and August in Batangafo, at least 11,500 people are still believed to be sheltering in an orphanage, the local hospital and the church in the town. An addtional 4,700 people fled to Cameroon.???Restrictions of movement of humanitarian staff in the town limits aid delivery and increases people's need for assistance.?
Displacement from Niem to Bouar was reported following the attack and temporary occupation of Niem by the 3R in the last week of August. An additional 2,000 people moved towards Bocaranga, Ouham-Pende, between 21 and 25 August.?
15,000 IDPs from Bocaranga and 8,000 IDPs from Niem registered in September do not have access to humanitarian assistance. ? Between 2 and 5 October, humanitarian organisations recorded at least 1,390 new IDPs in Bouar sub-prefecture, following the fighting in Niem and Bocaranga. ?