La UE intensifica els esforços per ajudar els refugiats que fugen de la violència a la República Centreafricana

140212110359-03-car-0212-horizontal-galleryThe European Commission is increasing its life-saving assistance by €6 million to help 100,000 Central African Republic refugees who have been forced to flee to Cameroon and Chad.

The funding comes on top of the Commission’s support of €4m to Central African refugees since the country’s crisis escalated last December. It will help the refugees to meet their basic needs including shelter, food, health, protection, water, sanitation and hygiene. It will be split 50-50 between Cameroon and Chad, the neighbouring countries which are facing the biggest influx of refugees.

“The terrible situation in Central African Republic is a regional crisis and with the number of refugees still increasing there is little prospect of them being able to return home. They are all dependent on our rapid humanitarian assistance to survive,” said International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva, during a visit to Cameroon, where she is assessing the humanitarian situation and holding meetings with the government and NGOs.

"Amb que arriba l'època de pluges anuals, estem obligats a fer front a una situació humanitària encara més crítica llevat que la comunitat internacional intensifica el seu suport ara. I és absolutament essencial que tots els centreafricans que han estat forçades a abandonar casa seva se'ls dóna l'oportunitat de tornar a casa amb seguretat - en particular els molts musulmans que han hagut de fugir de la violència inter-religiosa dels últims mesos ".

L'actual crisi a la República Centreafricana (CAR) ja ha obligat a persones que s'estima 100,000 des de desembre al Camerun, Txad, la República Democràtica del Congo (RDC) i la República del Congo, amb la qual cosa el nombre de refugiats centreafricans en els països veïns a gairebé 350,000. Almenys 70,000 refugiats han arribat al Camerun, més de 12,000 a la República Democràtica del Congo, 8,000 al Txad i més de 8,000 a la República del Congo.

The new funding brings the Commission’s relief aid for the Central African crisis to €51m since December 2013. The new funds come from the European Development Fund and are still subject to final approval by the Member States.

Fons

The Central African Republic ranks among the world’s poorest countries and has been embroiled in a decade-long armed conflict. The surge of violence in December 2013 exacerbated this situation and today more than half of the 4.6-million-strong population is in need of immediate aid. More than 600,000 people have been internally displaced, 178,000 in the capital Bangui alone.

The EU is the largest provider of relief assistance to the country, with €76m in 2013 (including the EU and member states contributions). Humanitarian aid from the European Commission tripled last year to €39 million. The Commission has organised humanitarian airlifts to get relief supplies and personnel directly into the country. A team of European humanitarian experts is present on the ground, monitoring the situation and working closely with partner organizations to ensure that aid reaches those who need it most.

Més informació

informativa de la República Centreafricana
L'ajuda humanitària de la Comissió Europea i la protecció civil
la pàgina web de la Comissària Georgieva

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