Central African Republic



The situation in Central African Republic remains volatile and unpredictable one year after armed clashes broke out. 410,000 people are now internally displaced. Close to 420,000 have fled to neighbouring countries.

Response

The Central African Red Cross Society, in collaboration with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), is providing assistance, when security allows. At least 600 volunteers and more than 51,000 internally displaced persons received  psychosocial support.

Impact

IFRC has launched an appeal for 10.5 million Swiss francs to support the activities of the Central African Red Cross Society in response to the ongoing situation. The appeal is to date only 12 per cent funded, which is seriously undermining the humanitarian operations. The emergency in Central African Republic, while slowly improving, continues to have dramatic humanitarian consequences for people throughout the country. Half of the country (2.4 million people) is in urgent need of protection, emergency shelter, food aid and healthcare.

  • Volunteer - Désiré
  • Désiré, in charge of disaster management and coordination of the relief Red Cross committee of Beguma.
  • Volunteer - Jean-Moise
  • Jean-Moise, head of the disaster management department and relief coordination of the Central African Red Cross Society.

Recent storms

For many families, recent storms have exacerbated their vulnerabilities. The IFRC release funds from DREF to support the Central African Red Cross response to the storms.