Overview of population movements in July 2020
An estimated 658,929 people were internally displaced in the Central African Republic as of 31 July 2020, according to the latest figures published by the Population Movement Commission. Nearly two thirds (64%) of IDPs live with host families and about one third (36%) at IDP sites. The overall number of IDPs remained stable since the previous reporting month of June. However, population movements – both new displacements and returns – did take place in various regions. Returns were reported from sites in Bambari, Ouaka Prefecture, and Ouham, Nana-Gribizi, and Haute-Kotto prefectures. Meanwhile, new displacements of nearly 4,000 people were reported in Obo and Zémio, Haut-Mbomou Prefecture due to conflicts between armed groups and the armed forces. These displacements occurred mainly between April and May, but partners were only able to complete profiling in July due to access restrictions.