With support from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), the World Food Programme (WFP) has begun its first food voucher programme in the Central African Republic (CAR) to assist more than 100,000 people affected by the conflict.
CAR has endured more than two years civil war and sectarian violence. Some 2.7 million people – over half of CAR’s population – are dependent on humanitarian assistance.
With support from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), the World Health Organization (WHO) has taken the first step to restoring Central African Republic’s (CAR) shattered health system.
In the midst of conflict and mass displacement, WHO undertook a nationwide assessment of the countries health system, providing a complete overview of the functionality and needs of more than 800 hospitals, clinics and other health facilities.
Since January 2014, the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated US$11 million to humanitarian partners for life-saving relief in Central African Republic (CAR). In its most recent intervention, which has been partially funded by CERF, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) distributed more than half a million mosquito bed nets that will protect thousands of vulnerable people from malaria after the heavy August rains.
Total allocations: US$ 25,138,068
In February 2014, the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) approved $10 million from CERF for the provision of urgent aid including health services, food, protection and shelter for people in need in the Central African Republic (CAR).
17 May 2013: The ongoing armed and political conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) has caused a major humanitarian crisis affecting an estimated 4.5 million people. Frequent attacks on civilians have forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes. Many remain internally displaced, while others have fled to neighbouring countries – particularly the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chad, Cameroon and the Republic of the Congo.