Central African Republic

Over 200,000 families have been forced to flee their homes. They need your help

Counrty Overview

The landlocked Central African Republic is one of the poorest nations in the world, located in an extremely volatile region and beset by constant political instability and upheaval, including a coup in 2013 when the government was overthrown amidst violence and looting. Given this instability, it has been extremely difficult to achieve economic growth or public health advances.

The country’s post-coup context offers little but humanitarian disasters in the making, with most of the country’s health centers closed, the majority of children unable to attend school, and over 200,000 families forced to flee their homes. The U.N. estimates that $130 million dollars would be needed to meet the country’s humanitarian needs, of which only 43% has been pledged in support of the aid agencies working in the Central African Republic.

 

 

229,780
People we helped in 2016

What we are doing

Despite the desperate and volatile situation, Action Against Hunger’s teams have managed to continue carrying out our programmes, strengthening our lifesaving nutrition activities to help those most at risk (children under five years of age), expanding access to clean water and sanitation facilities, and fostering livelihood and income opportunities for the long term.

In 2016 we gave 34,692 people nutritional support and ensured 140,454 people had access to clean water and sanitation. We also supported 54,634 people to become economically self sufficient. 


"While the situation is dramatic, improvement in Central African Republic is totally feasible and possible.”  - Alain Coutand, Regional Operations Manager at Action Against Hunger.


 

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Facts

Population
4.9 Million