A girl at an Action Against Hunger treatment centre in Central African Republic.

Central African Republic

This landlocked country is one of the poorest nations in the world.

For many years, Central African Republic has experienced significant armed conflict and constant political insecurity.

The country continues to go through a humanitarian crisis. The combined effects of political violence and Covid-19 mean that 2.6 million people are in need of aid – that’s more than half the population.

At the end of 2020, over 640,000 people were internally displaced within the country and almost 600,000 people had left the country as refugees in neighbouring countries.

Malnutrition also remains a major public health issue and it’s a leading cause of death for children under five years old.

Country facts

  • 411,404

    Action Against Hunger's programmes in Central African Republic reached over 400,000 people in 2020.

  • 4.7M

    Central African Republic has a population of 4.7 million people.

  • 37.5%

    Almost 40% of Central African children under five suffer from malnutrition.

Action Against Hunger’s work in Central African Republic

We’ve operated in Central African Republic since 2006. Our programmes include:

  • helping the country’s healthcare system, including technical support to Paediatric Centre in Bangui
  • providing clean water, safe toilets and hygiene to displaced communities
  • running mobile food fairs with local traders
  • reviving farming land to increase food production
  • providing mental health support to those who have experienced trauma
A woman at an Action Against Hunger treatment centre in Central African Republic.

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