Violence between armed groups has forced over half a million people to flee the Central African Republic.
Thousands of people are displaced within CAR, often spending weeks hiding in the forests without food or water trying to reach safety.
543,000 in neighboring
Cameroon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Republic of the Congo host the majority of CAR's refugees.
In 2013, hundreds of thousands of men, women and children fled their homes in the Central African Republic (CAR) in desperation, many seeking refuge in neighboring Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Chad. They arrived in dire condition, having walked for days with little water or food. Many refugees showed signs of brutal attacks and extreme malnutrition.
The years following the violence of 2013 brought a gradual transition towards peace and stability but chaos sparked in June 2016.
More than 1 million Central Africans have been forced to flee their homes - the highest level of displacement since violence broke out.
In what is one of the most poorly funded emergency situations globally, many people lack even basic survival assistance. UNHCR needs help meeting the food, water, health and sanitation needs of refugees from CAR.
UNHCR commits to support voluntary repatriation of Central African refugees
Thousands flee Central African violence into remote region of northern DRC
A child from the Central African Republic waits for her mother at Bili refugee camp in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.