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)|