West & North Africa

Central African Republic

The current humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) is dire, as a result of years of armed conflict, weak state infrastructure, and a chronic absence of public services.

Current situation

The Central African population suffers daily violence and widespread human rights violations including torture, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), extrajudicial executions, forced disappearances, illegal taxation, arbitrary arrest, and forced recruitment into armed groups.

Core sectors Central African Republic

Economic Recovery
Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding
Shelter and Settlements
Camp Coordination and Camp Management

Displacement trends

Source: | DRC Foresight

  • 16 Mar 2022

    Practicing Regenerative Resilience of Agroecosystems - training video

  • 10 Sep 2021

    Statement: DRC Central African Republic

  • 16 Jan 2023

    Project Description: Women and girls create the future: prevention and response to gender-based violence in the Central African Republic.

Why we are there

DRC currently works with displacement- and conflict-affected returnee populations and host communities in the northwestern provinces of Ouham and Ouham-Pendé, along the borders with Cameroon and Chad. Here, DRC works to strengthen protection capacities, multisectoral emergency responses in Shelter and Settlement, WASH, mobile protection response and the development of durable solutions to displacement challenges.

DRC supports economic recovery and Gender Based Violence programming in Bangui, where there is a large population of returnees and IDPs living in extremely precarious conditions, along with at-risk youth who are faced with significant protection and livelihood concerns.

What we do

Protection, Shelter and Settlement, WASH, Economic Recovery and Peacebuilding.