Overview of population movements as of 31 January 2021
About 725,200 people were internally displaced in the Central African Republic at the end of January 2021, according to the Commission on Population Movements (CPM). This figure reflects a 6.3 per cent increase, or 43,263 more internal displaced persons (IDPs), compared to December 2020 when the IDPs were estimated at 681,930. The crises linked to the general elections in December 2020 continued to maintain people on displacement. The flux of displacements reached 61,686 people in January. Short-term displacements were mainly reported in the towns of Bossembele, Baoro, Alindao, Bocaranga and Bangui. In deducting the returns reported by its partners, the CPM estimates that 45,355 newly displaced people are still in displacement in January. These new IDPs are mainly located in the prefectures of Nana-Gribizi, Basse-Kotto, Mbomou, Nana-Mambere, Ombella-Mpoko, Ouaka, Ouham and Ouham-Pende, on sites or host families.