Central African Republic: Healing a broken health system

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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.

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Central African Republic 2014

The Central African Republic (CAR) has descended into chaos and deadly violence following months of political crisis, lawlessness and deepening humanitarian needs. UN agencies estimate that 2 million people, almost half of the population, are in need of assistance.

CERF allocates more than $7 million in humanitarian assistance to the Central African Republic

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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.

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