Central African Republic situation

man carrying building poles
Inter-tribal clashes in the Central African Republic (CAR) in August 2019 forced many to flee to safety in Sudan. Refugees from the Central African Republic receive a distribution of shelter materials from UNHCR partner, Norwegian Church Aid, at Al Amal settlement in Sudan’s South Darfur region.   © UNHCR/Modesta Ndubi

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Global Appeal 2022

Central African Republic Situation

2022 Population planning figures

  • Refugees: 622,000
  • IDPs: 580,000
  • Other people of concern: 250,000

2022 Situation overview

While tensions in Central African Republic (CAR) persist, opportunities for solutions still exist. After forcing more than 200,000 Central Africans to flee within the country and throughout the region, the violence that erupted in December 2020 abated and the security situation improved in certain areas, allowing UNHCR to resume voluntary returns in October 2021. In 2022, UNHCR will continue to facilitate safe and orderly repatriation while providing support in vital areas such as protection, shelter, education and livelihoods to meet the most urgent needs of displaced Central Africans.

The CAR situation remains one of the most protracted and many refugees may remain in host countries for the near future. Expanding local opportunities and enhancing self-reliance as a precursor to solutions remains critical. UNHCR has called on the international community to find ways to respond to the growing needs of refugees and their host communities. Towards this goal, UNHCR will support the launch of a CAR support platform to mobilize political, technical and financial support from all relevant stakeholders at local, regional and global level towards achieving solutions for displaced populations in the CAR and neighbouring countries.

See more information on Central African Republic situation page.
2022 Budget

Source: 2022 budget as approved by the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme at its 72nd session in October 2021.