Central African Republic: Conflict, Hunger, Poverty

An estimated 225,000 people have fled the violence and political instability and are internally displaced. The civil conflict has affected the entire country of 4.6 million, severely disrupting health care services with basic medicines in dangerously short supply. The emergency medical kits include antibiotics and other medicines and medical supplies to help restock clinics and hospitals looted during the violence.

Our partner is working with local hospitals and clinics to distribute the medical aid where it is needed most. In the meantime, our emergency response team is working with partners to keep abreast of other critical needs in the country.

“As a result of the crisis, most health clinics have been closed for months, and many health posts have been looted, leaving tens of thousands of people without access to even the most basic medical care. Aid is helping to restore health services to people in need.”

Karl Erdmann, emergency response team

200,000

internally displaced

55,000

fled to neighboring countries

Our History of Response to Civil Conflict

AmeriCares has a long history of delivering aid to help people affected by civil conflict. Our large-scale response continues to help refugees fleeing the brutal violence in Syria.  In 2012, AmeriCares launched a multi-country response to reduce the profound human suffering in the Sahel region of West Africa, where hundreds of thousands remain displaced by conflict and a lingering hunger crisis.