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The Central African Republic is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Chad to the north, Sudan to the northeast, South Sudan to the southeast, the DR Congo to the south, the Republic of the Congo to the southwest, and Cameroon to the west. Wikipedia

Capital: Bangui

Population: 4.83 million (2020) World Bank

President: Faustin-Archange Touadéra

Gross domestic product: 2.303 billion USD (2020) World Bank

Currency: Central African CFA franc

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In the Central African Republic (CAR), an ongoing conflict has resulted in a dire situation for over a million children. The country has been grappling with armed conflict and political instability for years, with children bearing the heaviest burden. The crisis in CAR has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and soaring prices of essential goods, leading to widespread food insecurity among children and their families.

The presence of armed groups and the forced displacement of families, driven by escalating violence and insecurity, continue to expose vulnerable children to various risks, including separation from their families, violence, sexual abuse, and recruitment into armed groups. Currently, approximately 1.4 million children are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance and protection in CAR.

Moreover, humanitarian workers face increasing attacks, including kidnappings, making CAR one of the most dangerous environments for delivering aid. Despite these challenges, organizations like War Child remain steadfast in their commitment to providing life-saving interventions and support to the most vulnerable children and their families.

As the international community grapples with finding lasting solutions to the conflict in CAR, it is crucial to prioritize the safety, well-being, and future of these children. Immediate action is necessary to protect and support them in their time of dire need.

That concludes our news summary on the ongoing conflict in the Central African Republic. Stay tuned for further updates on this developing situation.

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Humanitarian Impact
  1,000,000
      Affected Persons
  1,000,000
      Children
  738,000
        Displaced Persons

OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises.

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