Hajara, 19, and her children wait for their first hot meal in over two months.
Aishatou rests on the lap of her 26-year old-mother, Fatouma.
Photo Credit: © UNHCR / C.Fohlen
Civilians are caught in the cross fire as fighting rages in Central African Republic (CAR).
Nearly 1 million men, women and children have fled their homes in desperation, seeking refuge within mosques and churches, as well as in neighboring Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Chad. They arrive in dire condition, having walked for days with little water or food. Many refugees show signs of brutal attacks and extreme malnutrition.
UNHCR teams are working around the clock to distribute emergency supplies, erect shelters and expedite lifesaving food, medical care and water to the refugees. But needs far surpass current funding levels in one of the world’s most poorly funded refugee crisis emergencies.