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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.

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

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.

Central African Republic Emergency Map
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1,400

Children are benefiting from peace clubs

486

Children return to school

3

Women elected as district chiefs
Central African Republic. Nets Prevent Malaria
Partnering with Others
Mosquito Nets Help Prevent Malaria

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.

CAR Timeline Feb. 2019 image

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.

CAR Image timeline, Spet. 2018

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

CAR Timeline Photo 3, Sept. 2018

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. 

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