Type of response:
More than half the country’s population – some 3 million people – is currently in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. The crisis has severely damaged the social fabric, and election violence in 2015 further aggravated the situation. Now, with a new democratically chosen government in place, and a peace agreement that was signed in February 2019 between the government and 14 armed groups, there are great hopes to stabilise the country. At the same time, the Central African Republic sees alarmingly low rates of basic services, frequent human rights violations and war crimes, with armed groups destroying houses and harvests. All of this causes insecurity among the people and massive displacement. The humanitarian crisis in this country remains complex.
Five member organisations of the Dutch Relief Alliance provide humanitarian assistance to vulnerable populations, people that are affected most by the crisis. Through our collaborative approach, our humanitarian assistance in the Central African Republic targets internally displaced persons, host families and communities and returnees, including marginalised minorities such as the Peulh (Mboro) and Muslims.
In the 5th year of the response in the CAR, 2019, our assistance reached a total of 110.330 people in the provinces of Ouham and Ouham Pendé, through:
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