Central African Republic
Operation: Central African Republic
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|2020 planning figures|
|65%||of South Sudanese refugees will have their own business or be self-employed for more than 12 months|
|49%||of returnees will have access to national education systems|
|48%||of people of concern with intention to return will return voluntarily|
|32%||of refugee returnees will receive support for housing, land and property restitution|
|32%||of IDP sites threatened by the presence of armed actors will be monitored|
|10%||of returnee households will be living in adequate dwellings|
|2018 year-end results|
|82,030||IDP households were accommodated in emergency family shelters|
|76,300||IDP households (52% managed by women) received NFIs. 2,230 of them received multi-purpose cash instead of in-kind assistance|
|100%||of child protection efforts carried out through protection committees were achieved|
|75%||of Sudanese refugee children in Obo attended primary school|
People of Concern
Central African Republic
Working environmentFollowing the signing of a peace agreement between the central Government and armed groups in February 2019, the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) is expected to de-escalate, allowing for the return of both internally displaced populations and refugees.
UNHCR will support the implementation of the National Plan for Reconciliation, and Peacebuilding 2017-2021 in line of goals with the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2018-2021 which is articulated with the Humanitarian Response Plan ensuring a close cooperation between humanitarian and development actors. In line with this coordinated approach, UNHCR will continue to engage with the government and all relevant humanitarian and development actors to guide their interventions in the return areas, and to advocate for returnees to be included in their projects in the areas of return.to ensure a sustainable reintegration of displaced populations.
Regarding refugees living in CAR, UNHCR will continue to support the Government in implementing the process of local integration of long-term urban refugees. This will include a legal (naturalization and privileged residence) and an economic (income-generating activities) components.
To eradicate statelessness, UNHCR intends to support the implementation of the national plan against statelessness with a focus on finalizing the study initiated in 2019, the domestication of the 1954 and 1961 United Nations Conventions on Statelessness and on ensuring civilian documentation (birth certificates) for persons at risk of statelessness.
Key prioritiesIn 2020, UNHCR will focus on:
- Facilitating the voluntary return of refugees and IDPs through provision of assistance (30,000 people will receive return packages; 30,000 people will receive cash grants and 28,000 people will be provided with accommodation);
- Supporting the rehabilitation of basic socio-community infrastructure, such as schools, health centers and water wells coupled with income-generating activities.
- Supporting the Government in the areas of social cohesion, Housing, Land and Property rights and civil documentation.
- Strengthening protection through improved monitoring of hosting areas;
- Improving self-reliance and livelihoods through the distribution of production kits or inputs for agriculture/livestock/fisheries activities, and support to the formation of small business associations.
- Strengthening its leadership in coordinating protection, shelter and CCCM clusters, the durables Solutions Working Group, and its participation in other coordination mechanisms such as the national task force on prevention of sexual abuse and exploitation.