Central African Republic

Country Facts

DRC present since:

2007

Staff on location:

245

Displaced population:

747,295

Displacement Situation 

The current humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) is dire, as a result of years of armed conflict, weak state infrastructure, and a chronic absence of public services. Despite a peace agreement signed between the government and 14 armed groups in February 2019, insecurity remains endemic and armed groups continue to exercise broad control over territory outside of the capital, Bangui. The structural issues inherent to the Central African conflict – a dysfunctional state, regional jockeying for influence in CAR, and a large marginalized youth population frequently exploited by local power brokers present significant roadblocks to the stabilization of the country. 

As such, the Central African population suffers daily violence and widespread human rights violations including torture, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), extrajudicial executions, forced disappearances, illegal taxation, arbitrary arrest, and forced recruitment into armed groups. 

Today, more than 684,000 Central Africans are internally displaced, representing a full quarter of the national population. Of these Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), one third live in one of the 114 IDP sites around the country, while the other 436,000 live with host families. An additional 605,000 Central Africans have fled the country altogether and remain displaced in Cameroon, Chad, and DR Congo. 

DRC Response 

DRC has been working with displacement- and conflict-affected populations in CAR since 2007. Between 2007-2012, DRC implemented a large variety of programs designed to support communities transitioning from emergency to early recovery, including protection, livelihoods, education, and rehabilitation. With the return of armed violence in 2012 and the coup in March 2013, DRC reoriented its activities toward emergency response, protection, and social cohesion, becoming a leading NGO in these sectors.  

DRC currently works with displacement-affected, conflict-affected, and returnee populations in the northwestern provinces of Ouham and Ouham-Pendé, along the borders with Cameroon and Chad. Here, DRC works to strengthen protection capacities and develop durable solutions to displacement challenges. DRC also supports economic recovery programming in Bangui, where there is a large population of returnees and IDPs living in extremely precarious conditions, along with at-risk youth who are faced with significant protection and livelihood concerns.

Contact

Yann Faivre

Regional Director

[email protected]

Hélène Daniel

Country Director

+236 72724827 [email protected]

Downloads

Danida funded: Prevention and response to Covid-19 for vulnerable populations in Ouham-Pendé

Danida funded: Prevention and response to Covid-19 for vulnerable populations in Ouham-Pendé

August 2020

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This is a 6 months project funded by Danida to create prevention and response to Covid-19 for vulnerable populations in Ouham-Pendé. Funded with a budget of EUR 268,000 DRC has managed to support 29,042 beneficiaries directly through improvement of access to clean water, hygiene promotion campaigns and sanitation facilities and more.

Fact Sheet CHF funded Protection Hotline ''Ligne Verte''

Fact Sheet CHF funded Protection Hotline ''Ligne Verte''

August 2020

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The protection hotline called ''Ligne Verte'' is funded through the OCHA administered Humanitarian Funds. It aims to Strengthen protection monitoring and the early warning mechanism, and contribute to improving the protection response provided to civilian populations in conflict-affected areas in the Central African Republic. 14,010 direct beneficiaries and all populations covered by a telephone network / sensitized

Fact Sheet ECHO funded Holistic Protection Response in CAR

Fact Sheet ECHO funded Holistic Protection Response in CAR

August 2020

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ECHO funded grant to provide a holistic protection response for the victims of the conflict in the Ouham and Ouham Pendé Prefectures. The two-level, community and individual response will contribute to strengthening the protective environment and individual capabilities in the ac-tion area. Given the recurrent cycles of violent conflict and high inter / intra-community ten-sions, the program remains flexible in order to be able to respond appropriately in case of emergency. of emergency. Supporting 43,750 beneficiaries.

Danida: Durable Solutions for refugees and returnees across the Cameroun-CAR displacement axis

Danida: Durable Solutions for refugees and returnees across the Cameroun-CAR displacement axis

August 2020

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Fact sheet on the programme building a safe and protective environment for durable solutions for refugees and returnees across the Cameroun-CAR displacement axis. Part of the Danida funded multiyear framework agreement with DRC.

EUTF Fond Bêkou Rural Resilience program

EUTF Fond Bêkou Rural Resilience program

December 2020

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Program fact sheet of the EUTF Fond Bêkou funded programme ''Rural Resilience and Integration of Agropastoral Produc-ers in the most Productive Sectors of the Northern Prefectures of CAR''. This 2 year programmes with a budget of EUR 5.3 million has a focus on Rural Resilience and Producer Recovery Support in the Northern Prefectures of CAR. The programmes is implemented i a consortium, lead by DRC and including Action Contre la Faim, Concordis International, Première Urgence Internationale and Triangle Génération Humantaire.