Multiple waves of displacement have taken place in the Central African Republic (CAR) since 2005 as a result of conflict and widespread violence. During the past years, the humanitarian situation has seen a further deterioration following an intensification in the political and military crisis. Displacement has increased, and as of 2017, nearly 1.25 million people have been forced to flee their homes.
The lack of reliable and up to date information on displacement is one of the main challenges faced by the humanitarian community operating in CAR. REACH has been present in the country since 2015 in order to fill information gaps by supporting the UN-led Rapid Response Mechanism and by providing up to date information through multi-sector needs assessments.