Central African Republic

Working With Children in Central African Republic

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.
  • 125 people received mosquito nets, protecting them against diseases such as dengue, malaria and Zika
  • 2,751 metric tons of food were distributed to children and families affected by hunger
  • 307,942 people benefited from food aid, helping them fight hunger and malnutrition
  • 50 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children 
  • 503 parents learned about common childhood illnesses and how to protect their children's health
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018
Children and families have access to safe water and sanitation facilities, and training in hygiene practices to stay healthy.

  • We established potable water sources for internally displaced people and conflict-returnees
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017
Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared-for by their families and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • We are helping children who were involved in armed forces or groups to demobilize and become peace promoters
  • Child-friendly spaces have been created to provide safe places to play, learn, and get needed care after experiencing the trauma of war
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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