IOM Brings Humanitarian Assistance to Internally Displaced in Southern Central African Republic

Bangassou – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has begun distributing humanitarian assistance to some of the 16,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Bangassou, a town in the South-Eastern region of the Central African Republic (CAR) that borders the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The assistance includes household items and shelter kits.

Earlier in June, IOM was able to access Bangassou and distribute shelter kits for the first time this year. This included 600 shelter kits containing wood, nails and tarps, as well as 450 kits consisting of basic household materials including cooking pots and utensils, plates, cups, cutlery, and floor mats. Another 1,800 households will receive household kits by the end of the year.

Approximately 687,000 people have been displaced internally as a…

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