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. To help restore access to health care for families affected by the violence, Americares has shipped emergency medical kits to restock clinics and hospitals where medicines are in short supply. The medical kits include antibiotics and other medicines and medical supplies to help restock clinics and hospitals looted during the violence.
Our partner in the region 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.”
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.