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Critical support to populations affected by the ongoing crisis in Central African Republic and its regional impact

Countries: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon, Chad, Congo | Operations ID: 200799 | Operations type: Emergency Operation (EMOP)

This operation has been modified as per budget revision 3 (see below)

The December 2013 escalation of conflict in Central African Republic marked an important shift in an already difficult security, political, and humanitarian context. By the end of the month, 640,000 people were displaced in the country. The subsequent resignation of the president and his cabinet in January 2014 created new waves of displacement and tens of thousands fled to neighboring countries. The United Nations declared the crisis a Level 3 emergency, a designation that remains in place today. 

More than 420,000 refugees, returnees, and third country nationals have fled with no assets into neighboring Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Republic of Congo, the majority arriving since January 2014 in remote areas with limited services. May 2014 saw the temporary declaration of a WFP Level 3 emergency in Cameroon to stabilize the dire situation of children and adults arriving in a state of starvation. In the current conditions, voluntary return at scale from neighboring countries and isolated enclaves within Central African Republic is not likely.

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Budget revision 3 adjusts Regional EMOP 200799 and extends its duration to respond to the life-saving needs of populations affected by the ongoing crisis in Central African Republic (C.A.R.) and its regional impact in Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Republic of Congo (RoC).