Central African Republic

Situation Report

Overview of population movements as of 31 August 2022

Overview of population movements as of 31 August 2022

As of 31 August 2022, the total number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in CAR was estimated at 654,688, comprising 146,625 people living at IDP sites and 508,063 in host families. This represents an overall increase of 6 805 people (1 per cent) compared to July 2022.

The upward trend in the overall number of displaced people per month, which began in May, continued. In August, 19,977 people were newly displaced. These displacements were observed in areas affected by incursions and exactions by armed groups against the civilian population, as well as heavy rains causing houses to collapse in Bangui and in the Ouham Prefecture.

13,172 spontaneous returns were recorded August due to the improved security situation in the villages and neighborhoods of origin of former IDPs, particularly in the Ouaka Prefecture.