Central African Republic: facts and figures
25-09-2013 Facts and Figures
The renewed outbreak of violence that swept the north-west of the Central African Republic in September has been the deadliest the country has experienced since March. Against a backdrop of mounting humanitarian needs, the ICRC and the Central African Red Cross Society are redoubling their efforts to bring aid to the people hardest hit.
From June to September 2013, the ICRC:
- helped Central African Red Cross volunteers deal with mortal remains and administer first aid in the aftermath of clashes that took place in Bouca and Bossangoa, in the north-west of the country, and in Boy Rabe and other neighbourhoods in Bangui;
- transferred 25 seriously injured people by air or by road from remote areas to the capital;
- improved access to clean drinking water for more than 50,000 people by sinking seven wells in Birao and four bore holes in Bambari and by carrying out maintenance work on the water system in Ndélé;
- distributed food and essential supplies to 4,000 people in Bouca who lost everything when their homes were destroyed by fire or looted;
- enabled more than 500 people to regain contact with close relatives from whom they had been separated by armed violence;
- pressed ahead with its confidential dialogue one-on-one with the authorities and others concerned with a view to promoting respect for international human rights law.