Central African Republic is one of the poorest and most unstable countries in the world.
The 2013 crisis has turned into an inter-community conflict, leading to the total collapse of the already weak socio-economic infrastructure. Basic social services are non-existent.
The ICRC is extremely worried about the deterioration of the security and humanitarian situation.
Today, almost one fifth of the country's nearly five million population are either internally displaced or refugees. In 2018, heavy fighting between armed groups is likely to continue, exacerbating humanitarian needs.
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Roughly, 1,850 people are currently residing at Mbella camp in Central African Republic.
The ICRC distributes rations, assesses the nutritional status of children, and distributes food supplements. In severe cases, the ICRC hospitalizes the children.
Unloading of humanitarian aid essentials for displaced people at Mbella camp.
Access to the basic necessities of life, including food, water, shelter, and medical care, are critical for displaced people residing in refugee camps.
At the Kaga Bandoro General Hospital, Central African Republic, displaced people come to treat their mostly malnourished children suffering from malaria.
Around 3,700 people live at Lazare refugee camp. Our teams help with developing agriculture as well as the infrastructure of the camps.
At Lazare camp, the installation of water pumps ensures people have access to safe water.