The Central African Republic: A Forgotten Crisis
UNHCR is on the ground aiding refugees in CAR, but resources are stretched too thin. Your gift will offer hope for a safe future.
The UN Refugee Agency is advocating at all levels for the safety and security of all civilians and ramping up lifesaving assistance to support those who have been forced to flee.
Inside the Central African Republic, UNHCR focuses on delivering shelter and basic relief items to support the growing number of IDPs. In neighboring countries, it assists new arrivals while building refugee’s livelihoods and ability to sustain themselves. UNHCR is also working with other humanitarian partners to support protection activities and humanitarian assistance throughout the region.
After the most recent outbreak of violence, UNHCR has also started working in close collaboration with the DRC government to register more than 1,000 new arrivals per day and has pre-positioned emergency supplies in certain hard-to-reach areas of the country that are inaccessible during the looming rainy season.
Central African refugees sit outside their makeshift shelter in the village of Ndu, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Cameroon hosts nearly 50 percent of CAR's refugees.
61 percent of Central African refugees in the DRC are children.
In December 2017, more than 22,000 Central Africans fled to Chad - the biggest influx of Central African refugees to Chad since 2014.
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