The 2021 Refugee Response Plan (RRP) for the CAR refugees outlines the multi-agency response strategy and financial requirements of partners supporting host government to provide protection and assistance to the newly arrived refugees from CAR. The RRP is expected to cater for some 92,000 refugees in the DRC, and to support some 100,000 members of impacted host communities. Inter-agency partners are appealing for some US$ 69 million for the implementation of the multi-sectoral response activities.
The RRP aims to promote access to territory and asylum and offer protection from the effects of armed conflict. Another objective is access to basic goods and essential services (health, nutrition, WASH, education, shelters, core relief items and food) for the newly arrived Central African refugees and include the host community whenever applicable. Finally, the aim of the RRP is to promote equitable access to opportunities and increasing self-sufficiency for refugees and host communities. An important element of the RRP is to move the new arrivals away from the border, where many are living in makeshift shelters or under open skies and where they could be exposed to risks of attacks by armed groups from CAR or possible forced recruitment. Existing settlements in North and South Ubangi provinces will be prepared to receive some of the newly arrived refugees and asylum seekers. In addition, new sites have been identified, such as Modale near Yakoma, as relocation sites or “Settlements of Hope” and are being developed to host the refugees. The RRP has taken into consideration the actions planned by development partners in the region.
Read the entire Refugee Response Plan here.