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.
Children do not start wars. Yet when conflict rages, children are disproportionately punished by its brutality. Here, in the Central African Republic, 1,900,000 most vulnerable children live in a context affected by conflicts and disasters; more than half of them have been forced from their homes. The impact of conflict permeates every facet of a child’s life. It robs them of their friends, family and community, removing their sense of well-being. Of the country’s population of 4.6 million people, 2.9 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and almost 20% of them are internally displaced persons, often multiple times (HRP 2019).
Violence has spread into areas that were relatively stable, compounding humanitarian needs. Successive waves of conflict have halted early recovery in much of the country, where conditions are already poor due to extreme poverty and limited basic social services.
See where we are supporting the needs of the most vulnerable
Malaria is one of the main causes of death among children under 5 in the Central African Republic. Through a partnership with The Global Fund, our teams were able to distribute nearly 2 million nets to protect children and their families as they slept, allowing parents to focus their attention and energies on providing education and proper nutrition to their children.
The Prefecture of Ouham Pende (Northern West part of CAR) remains struck by the social and political instability affecting more than 80% of the country.
Child protection Monitors, are encouraged to advocate for a better future and protection of children to break the cycle of teenage pregnancy.
Approximately 1.3 million children under the age of 18 live in conflict-affected areas with the risk or the possibility to be enrolled in armed groups and recurring problems.