Central African Republic

Situation Report

Overview of population movements in September 2020

Overview of population movements in September 2020

An estimated 640,715 people were internally displaced in the Central African Republic (CAR) as of 30 September, according to the latest figures published by the Population Movement Commission. This figure shows a decrease of less than 1% in displacement trends compared to August when the number of IDPs was estimated at 641,292 people (577 fewer people). Returns were thus weak during the month of September and mainly observed in the prefectures of Basse-Kotto, Haute-Kotto, Mbomou, Ouaka and Vakaga. The prefectures that have registered new displaced people are Bamingui-Bangoran, Ouham and Ombella M'Poko (Bangui) where victims of the recent floods have joined the sites sheltering the former victims of the 2019 floods. About two thirds of IDPs in CAR live with host families (67%) and one third at IDP sites (33%).