Central African Republic Humanitarian Emergency

A young woman holds her infant son.

The Central African Republic is one of the world's poorest countries and has repeatedly been plagued by political instability. The situation further deteriorated in December 2012 when a civil war broke out between government and rebel forces. The conflict has displaced hundreds of thousands of people, many of them children and young adults. According to the UN Security Council, the conflict has also seen the widespread use of child soldiers, rampant sexual violence and attacks on schools and hospitals. UNFPA and partners work to combat these abuses by providing sexual and reproductive health services and by supporting mechanisms to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

Country Population: 4.9 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

2.30 million
Last updated on - 01 January 2017

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2016

  • Services delivered
    Total people reached with sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services in humanitarian settings
    Number of facilities supported that provide emergency obstetric care
    Number of safe spaces
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
  • Capacity building
    Health personnel trained on Reproductive Health Kits
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management

Emergencies updates and resources

Dashboards available for Central African Republic
  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.