Central African Republic

Working With Children in Central African Republic



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Central African Republic has faced decades-long political instability and occasional outbreaks of violence, resulting in a dire humanitarian situation for the country's roughly 5 million citizens. Ranked last on the UN’s Human Development Index, children in Central African Republic are particularly vulnerable to malnutrition, conflict and outbreaks of disease. A total of 2.3 million people are in need of assistance.
 
World Vision has been working in Central African Republic since 2014. In that time, we’ve reached over 150,000 people – mainly children – with life-saving food distribution, clean drinking water and safe spaces away from violence. We’re also been involved in identifying children who have become separated from their families and reuniting them with relatives.

Your impact in Central African Republic 

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support in the past year:

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

  • 50 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 378,408 people including children benefited from food aid
  • 7,299 metric tons of food were distributed to children and families affected by hunger
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019
 
Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme

Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.

  • 430 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 30 savings groups are helping young people and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019
 
Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme

Children and families have access to safe water and sanitation facilities, and training in hygiene practices to stay healthy.

  • 76,043 people have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to improved water sources
  • 22 new or improved water sources are providing access to safe water, protecting children against waterborne diseases
  • 138 people learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 38 committees are promoting sanitary behaviours and managing water supply systems to ensure long term access to clean water
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019
 
Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared-for by their families and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • 17,054 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 112 survivors of violence received support to help them cope with trauma and recover
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019
 
Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme

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