Overview of incidents affecting humanitarian workers in March 2021
In March, 53 incidents against humanitarian personnel or property were recorded in CAR, continuing the worrying upward trend since December 2020. Two humanitarians were injured, one by a bullet while providing humanitarian assistance. Thefts and lootings represented 64 per cent of the incidents, including nine carjacked vehicles (13 since the beginning of the year). Kaga-Bandoro and Bambari sub-prefectures (six incidents each) and Bangui (seven incidents) were the most affected regions. Since the beginning of the year, 168 incidents against humanitarians have been recorded (66 in January, 49 in February, 53 in March), representing a significant increase from the monthly average of 35 incidents in 2020.