High-level event on the crisis in the CAR and its impact in the region
After more than two years of conflict in the Central African Republic, the humanitarian situation remains appalling: more than 2.7 million people – out of a total population of 4.6 million – are in dire need of assistance and protection. Close to a million people remain displaced in and out of the country, and insecurity continues to destroy livelihoods.
Humanitarian needs in CAR continue to surpass available resources and humanitarian partners are reporting that life-saving operations are shutting down due to lack of funding. US$613 million is urgently required to cover the needs of 2 million people in 2015; yet, almost halfway through the year, only 18 per cent of the required funds has been disbursed. This could jeopardize the progress made in the past months, including on the political and security fronts.
On 26 May 2015, a high-level donors event hosted by the European Union provided an opportunity to mobilize additional funding towards the Central African Republic's short-term humanitarian needs and early/sustainable recovery.
The event took place at the Borschette Centre in Brussels and was organised jointly by High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, European International Cooperation and Development Commissioner Neven Mimica and European Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides.
The event was attended by many prominent figures, including, Central African Republic's interim president Catherine Samba-Panza, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Kyung-wha Kang French Secretary of State for Development and the French-speaking World Annick Girardin, German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Gerd Müller and representatives of international organisations such as the United Nations and the partner NGOs.
|Kang remarks to the EU pledging conference|
|2015 Summary HRP||2015 Humanitarian Response Plan|