Action Against Hunger has been present in Central African Republic since 2006

Central African Republic

Half the population in the Central African Republic depend on humanitarian aid.

 

Country Overview

Since the beginning of 2017, the Central African Republic has been experiencing a new cycle of violence. Insecurity restricts humanitarian access and one in five Central Africans are currently internally displaced.

The number of people in need has increased from 2.5 million to 2.9 million – over half the population. Undernutrition is also a major issue that affects 39 out of 71 sub-prefectures in the country. 

220,554
People we helped in 2017

What we are doing

Action Against Hunger has been working in the Central African Republic since 2006. We're recognised as one of the major players in humanitarian response and our current strategy is based on emergency and recovery. 

For emergencies, we've introduced a rapid response project across the country. This includes assessing humanitarian responses such as the distribution of essential household shelter kits, and improving water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) standards. 

For recovery, we're managing projects to treat malnutrition and strengthen the skills of healthcare workers. We're carrying out activities focused on WASH and offer mental health support. Aiming to improve food security, we're also working with communities on activities including natural resource management. 

 

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Photo credits: © Samuel Hauenstein Swan for Action Against Hunger

 

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Facts

Number of staff
260
Operating since
2006
Based in
Bangui, Bossangoa, Bouar, Sibut