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IOM continues coordination of return and reinsertion of displaced families

Jointly with the CCCM/NFI/Shelter cluster, IOM is supporting the coordination of the return and reinsertion of internally displaced people from Mpoko, the largest IDP site in the country located next to the runway of Bangui International Airport. In April, the CAR Transitional Government announced plans to close the site and requested the support of the international humanitarian community.

As of 26 June 2015, IOM has deregistered 3,199 households from the Mpoko site and registered 2,624 households at their place of return in Bangui. IOM staff members are on the ground at both Mpoko and return sites to facilitate the voluntary return process.

In addition, 2,366 households have collected one-time cash payments. IOM is coordinating with several partners, including WFP, PU-AMI, and World Vision, to ensure each returning household receives an assistance package including a two-month supply of food, a tarpaulin, and three mosquito nets.