What we are doing
Action Against Hunger has been present in the Central African Republic since 2006 and despite the desperate and volatile situation, our teams have managed to continue carrying out our life-saving programmes. Our nutrition activities have been scaled up and strengthened to help those most at risk of malnutrition, expanding access to clean water and sanitation facilities, and fostering livelihood and income opportunities for the long term.
In 2017 our teams focused on emergency and recovery programmes. The emergency component comprised of a rapid response project in the north-west of the country, where we are conducting research to assess the needs of the population and raise humanitarian warnings. Our teams improved access to water, hygiene and sanitation and provided essential household shelter kits. This component was complemented by a nutritional emergencies response team and two mobile drilling teams (to improve and build water points).The recovery projects aimed at managing severe acute malnutrition and building the capacity of health staff. Our teams offer psychological support to those identified as suffering from psychological distress. Our teams also put in place an agricultural recovery strategy to help producers of sesame and groundnut optimise their crops.
Our programmes in the Central African Republic include:
- Water and Santiation programmes (including building new latrines)
- Screening and treatment of children suffering from malnutrition
- Increasing the accessibility to clean water (creating new water points)
- Psychosocial support groups
- Agricultural programmes