Central African Republic

Violence in Central African Republic continues to

flare and drive hundreds of thousands of terrified

families from their homes.

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 life-saving 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.

António Guterres, former United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The Central African Republic is falling through the cracks of international attention. This cannot be allowed to happen.

—António Guterres, former United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Central African Republic: Torn Communities

What's Being Done

Inside Central African Republic, UNHCR emergency staff oversee and coordinate the management of camps for the displaced, life-saving protection programs and the distribution of emergency supplies.

Thanks to donors like you, staff are providing the below and other relief items to tens of thousands of refugees in need:

  • Tents Tents
  • Blankets Blankets
  • Jerry Cans Jerry Cans
  • Kitchen Sets Kitchen Sets
  • Hygiene Kits Hygiene Kits
  • Health Care Health Care