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The ICRC in the Central African Republic

In the Central African Republic, the ICRC helps people affected by conflict and other violence. We provide emergency relief, run livelihood-support projects and repair water and sanitation systems. We also visit detainees, restore contact between relatives separated by conflict and promote international humanitarian law.

Facts and Figures

Between the end of April and the beginning of July 2014, the ICRC worked closely with the Central African Red Cross to:

  • carry out over 580 surgical operations and take more than 40 injured or sick people to hospital in Bangui and the interior of the country;
  • give more than 11,000 therapeutic consultations at its mobile clinics in the Kaga Bandoro area;
  • continue making daily deliveries of 250,000 litres of water to the airport in Bangui, in order to meet the needs of the thousands of people sheltering there;
  • build more than 60 latrines and 20 showers at camps in Kaga Bandoro;
  • carry out three distributions of food (one every fortnight) to around 27,000 people living in seven camps in Bangui, thus ensuring people there one proper meal per day;
  • distribute food rations to more than 20,000 people living along the road between Bambari and Ippy, to support them during the planting season;
  • distribute essential items to over 1,100 people in Bambari following the destruction of Liwa village, their home, in June 2014;
  • build large shelters for over 1,000 people in camps in Kaga Bandoro;
  • raise awareness of the fundamental principles of humanitarian law and human rights among more than 150 fighters and several hundred community and religious leaders and young people.

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Red Cross Red Crescent Magazine

  • Red Cross Red Crescent Magazine
    Unrest in the Central African Republic

    Larger than France, with a population of just four million, the Central African Republic is the world’s sixth poorest country. Increased insecurity and a series of uprisings in the north have plunged the country into a deep crisis. Article published in the Red Cross Red Crescent Magazine, No 3, 2007.