CAR High-level Meeting

On 20 January 2014, senior representatives from UN agencies, donor countries, NGOs, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and States of the region, gathered in Brussels for a High-Level Meeting on Humanitarian Action in the Central African Republic. Nearly half a billion dollars was pledged as donors rallied to help the stricken country in response to a dramatically deteriorating situation.

The humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic has reached unprecedented proportions. Since early 2013, the country that was already among the most vulnerable in the world has been plunged into a catastrophic situation, with massive population displacement, a dramatic public health crisis, massive human rights violations and a looming food crisis.

The humanitarian needs created or exacerbated following the Seleka takeover of March 2013, and subsequently by the inter-communal violence that started in September 2013, are massive.

Humanitarian actors – NGOs, the UN, the Red Cross family – have continued to provide vital assistance to the population throughout the current crisis (see table below). However, humanitarian actors face significant constraints in getting assistance to the people most in need including persistent insecurity throughout the country.

Press release: EU and UN mobilise half a billion dollars to save lives in Central African Republic [EN - FR]
Strategic Response Plan (SRP) - Infographic
CAR Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF)
How to contribute to the CAR Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF)


The humanitarian community in the Central African Republic
OCHA 2014 strategy
UNICEF’s response and needs for 2014
UNHCR's work in CAR
ICRC Operations in the CAR
World Bank Recent Support to the Central African Republic
The International Rescue Committee in the CAR - Emergency Response
WHO's work in CAR
WPF's work in CAR
UNDP's resilience based response to the crisis in the Central African Republic
Save the Children and Merlin response in CAR
FAO's work in CAR
International Medical Corps Activities
Danish Refugee Council: operational update