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Central African Republic: Humanitarian Situation

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 73846, tabled on 12 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic; and what support she is providing to that country.

Answered on

17 November 2021

The ongoing violence in the Central African Republic continues to take a distressing toll on the civilian population, compounding an already acute humanitarian situation. The UN estimates that in 2022 3.1 million people, or 63% of the population will need humanitarian assistance. The UK continues to make a significant humanitarian contribution, in 2020/21 this was £21 million.

The most important need continues to be security and the UK continues to work closely with international partners to support efforts to bring stability to the country. I spoke with President Touadéra on 1 November and underlined the UK's commitment to MINUSCA and the importance of an inclusive peace-building process. Last week the UK voted in support of renewing the mandate of the UN Multi-dimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) for a further 12 months and makes an annual assessed contribution to MINUSCA (approximately £40 million per year).

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