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Children don't start wars

But, they are disproportionally affected by them. Learn more about how the conflict in Central African Republic is affecting children and what we are doing to help.

More than half the country's population is in need of humanitarian assistance

Central African Republic

The Central African Republic is facing a humanitarian crisis in 2023, with 3.4 million people (56% of the population) in need of assistance and protection, an increase of 10% compared to the previous year. Among those in need, 2 million people have complex and severe needs that put their physical and mental well-being at risk. 
The number of children in need is 1.6 million, and more than 1.4 million people need gender-based violence interventions and 1.1 million children need child protection interventions. 
The food security sector has the largest number of people in need of assistance, with 3 million out of 3.4 million people in need nationally. 
The health sector also requires attention, with 2.8 million people in need of assistance. The number of people in need of nutritional assistance has increased by 30% compared to the previous year, with 1.5 million people requiring curative or preventive assistance. 
The WASH sector (water, sanitation, and hygiene) is also a key area of concern, with 3 million people (58% of the population) lacking access to these basic necessities, and only 30% of the population having access to safe drinking water.

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Children return to school


Women elected as district chiefs

COVID-19 Prevention & Awareness in CAR
COVID-19 Awareness & Prevention in CAR
World Vision & partners adapting operating models to offer life-saving support

With the onset of the global pandemic, World Vision continues to maintain food assistance programmes, offering a lifeline to almost 260,000 vulnerable people within 6 prefectures of the Central African Republic (CAR). 

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World Vision begins integrating COVID-19 awareness and prevention activities into food assistance programming with the WFP in the Central African Republic.

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1,900,000 of the most vulnerable children in the Central African Republic enjoy increased well-being.

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Results of the Integrated Food Security Classification (IPC, May 2019) surveys indicate that 41% of the population of CAR lives with serious food insecurity, requiring urgent action to save lives and to give those affected a glimmer of hope for the future.

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Child protection monitors are encouraged to advocate for a better future and protection of children to break the cycle of teenage pregnancy.

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No organization can tackle poverty and injustice alone. We are privileged to work with likeminded partners in our goal to improve the lives of children in the Central African Republic.

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