Central African Republic

Situation Report

Overview of population movements as of 31 March 2021

Population movement March 2021

As of 31 March, 738,279 people were internally displaced in the Central African Republic, according to the latest figures published by the Population Movement Commission. The trend indicates a slight decrease in March 2021 of 3,600 IDPs (-0.5 per cent) compared to the previous month, after the number of IDPs increased continuously from December 2020 to February 2021 in the context of the electoral crisis. In March, 33,571 new IDPs were registered, mainly in the Nangha Boguila, Bozoum, Paoua, Kouango and Alindao sub-prefectures and in the outskirts of Bouar. Beyond main towns, displacement was also reported in the surrounding bushes and on axes such as Bossangoa – Nana-Bakassa and Paoua – Bozoum. The regaining of control of tows by the armed forces has resulted in return movements. In March, 37,171 people returned, mainly in the Bangassou, Rafai, Bambari, Grimari, Baboua, Bimbo, Birao, Markounda and Bouar sub-prefectures.