These Situation Reports will be distributed approximately every month. The next report will be issued on or around 31/01/20.
• The ETC User Feedback Survey report for CAR has been finalised. The overall user satisfaction rate is 72% across the core ETC services in CAR.
• The ETC deployed to Bria and Paoua to implement the Telecommunications Security Standards (TESS) recommendations outlined for these sites to support emergency responders to communicate in deep field areas.
• Two Letters of Understanding (LoUs) with two local partners – INTERSOS, who will host the designated phone booth for affected communities in Bria; and the Central African Red Cross, who will manage the Information and Learning Hub for affected communities in Bangassou – can now be implemented following approval.
Despite peacebuilding efforts, the security situation in CAR remains volatile and unstable, resulting in escalating humanitarian needs in the country. The crisis has also affected the humanitarian community with around 40 humanitarians injured by criminals or armed groups since the beginning of 2019. According to the 2019 Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO), an estimated 2.9 million Central Africans, more than half of whom are children, are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection. The ongoing crisis has internally displaced more than 580,000 people and forced around 606,000 people to flee their country.