UN Migration Agency Facilitates Return of Internally Displaced Persons in Central African Republic – Central Africa…

Bangui – On Wednesday (18/04) IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in coordination with the Government of the Central African Republic (CAR), facilitated the return of five displaced families (13 individuals) to their areas of origin. The families had been living in an internal displacement site since May 2017 when violence broke out in Bangassou.

This return support took place as part of ongoing emergency assistance under funding from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

Bangassou is a town in south eastern CAR on the border of the Oubangui River, which separates the country from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The area had been relatively peaceful prior to May 2017 when violent clashes broke out between the largely Christian anti-Balaka armed group and the Muslim…

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