Central African Republic Humanitarian Emergency

A young woman holds her infant son.
UNFPA WCARO

The crisis in the Central African Republic is worsening, yet the country’s humanitarian interventions are chronically underfunded. Despite previous relative stability in some of the areas, nearly 70% of the country is now de facto controlled by armed groups. There has been a 50% spike in internal displacement, with over 600,000 people internally displaced. Continuing sporadic surges of violence have forced over 500,000 people to remain as refugees in neighbouring Cameroon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Republic of the Congo. Aid workers have had to reduce or stop operations in several areas due to underfunding or insecurity. UNFPA will continue to lead the gender-based violence sub-cluster.

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

Humanitarian needs

1.08 million
270,840
30,063
363,982
Last updated on - 01 January 2017
UNFPA

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2017

  • People Reached
    Total people reached with all types of SRH services
    324,118
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    2,000
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    333,000
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    324,118
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    15,200
    Affected population who directly benefited from all types of emergency RH kits
    900,000
    GBV survivors reached
    392
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
    9,550
  • Services delivered
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    5
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    12
    Maternity health facilities/tents/homes operationalized with UNFPA support
    12
    Dignity Kits distributed
    2,000
  • Capacity building
    Personnel trained on Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care
    25
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    12
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    27
    Personnel trained on psycho-social support
    103
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management
    27

Emergencies updates and resources

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Disclaimer
  • 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.