Central African Republic

Militants overthrew the government in 2013, sparking an ethnic and sectarian conflict that has displaced more than 850,000 people. Concern is working to provide sanitation and livelihoods opportunities.

Quick Facts:

  • Population: 4.9
  • Working people earning less than $2/day: 66.3%
  • Life expectancy: 51.5
  • Infant mortality (per thousand live births): 91.5
  • Age 5 and under mortality (per thousand under 5 children): 130.1
  • Maternal mortality rate (deaths per 100,000 live births): 882
  • Literacy rate: 36.8%
  • Females with at least some secondary education: 12.3%

We’re on the ground, providing safe drinking water and livelihoods opportunities for the most vulnerable.

Since early 2013, ethnic and sectarian fighting in the Central African Republic has developed from a silent emergency into a complex humanitarian crisis. Some 2.4 million people need humanitarian assistance, including nearly 600,000 displaced internally and 513,000 refugees in neighboring countries. In mid-2014, Concern began livelihoods, food security, water, and sanitation programs in Bangui and Ombella M’Poko prefectures to help those whose lives have been disrupted by violence.