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IOM - On 1 December, Central African Republic (CAR) Independence Day, IOM, in collaboration with the Frères Centrafricains pour la Paix, organized the first mixed community mass event for a year in the 3rd district of the capital, Bangui.
IOM - The conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) has led to widespread availability of grenades and other explosives in the capital, Bangui. Unexploded ordnance (UXO) has also been found throughout the city, often by citizens supporting clean-ups in their neighbourhoods.
IOM - Following the outbreak of large-scale violence in early 2013, most schools throughout the Central African Republic (CAR) were closed. They have remained closed now for well over a year, but the Ministry of Education and the UNICEF-led education cluster plan to gradually reopen schools across the country starting next month.
IOM - Widespread violence since October 7th has led to a renewed displacement of vulnerable people in and around Bangui, the capital of the Central Africa Republic (CAR), according to IOM and its partners.
IOM - The number of displaced people in the Central African Republic (CAR) capital Bangui is declining and sites are closing as more and more people are returning home, according to the recent IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) survey. The families remaining in camps are the poorest and most vulnerable. As their living conditions remain difficult, they need the targeted support of the humanitarian community to be able to return home or relocate.
IOM - The crisis that erupted in the Central African Republic (CAR) in December 2012 triggering widespread sectarian violence, massive internal displacement and an outflow of CAR nationals and migrants into neighbouring countries, will have profound long term social-economic implications for the country, according to a new IOM working paper: “Migration Dimensions of the Crisis in the Central African Republic”.
IOM - As part of its effort to promote social cohesion in the Central African Republic (CAR), IOM’s Community Stabilization project supported the “Compagnie Artistique Assoungba Système” to organize a “mega-concert” including traditional dancers, comedians, and musicians in Bangui’s fifth district.
IOM - In Bangui’s Third District a community association “Tournons la Page” (“Turn the Page”) is helping people displaced by the Central African Republic (CAR) crisis to return to their homes, supported by a pilot initiative of IOM’s EU-funded Community Stabilization Unit.
IOM - An extraordinary community event took place on 16th August in the Central African Republic’s capital Bangui. It took place in the Third District and was organized by the Association of Young Muslims and the Association of Displaced Muslim Women from the Mosque Central.
IOM - IOM’s seventh IDP Return Intention Survey indicates that 80 per cent of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR) intend to return to their areas of origin in the next month. The survey was conducted 10th -15th July with 606 IDPs at 29 IDP sites around the capital.