Central African Republic

Why World Vision is in Central African Republic

Central African Republic, a fragile state, continues to face intermittent and localized outbreaks of violence which deteriorate further the already dire humanitarian situation. Due to the unpredictable security situation, humanitarian access has been severely hampered in the east-central part of the country, which is where most of the need exists. In addition, a cholera outbreak this year has not yet been contained. A total of 2.3 million people are in need of assistance.

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Progress in Central African Republic

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.

Child Protection and Care

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • Child Friendly Spaces were created with local faith communities for children of all faiths to have safe places to play, learn, and get needed care after experiencing trauma of war.

Healthy Children and Families

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.

  • We provided emergency water, sanitation and hygiene assistance to over 24,000 people in cholera affected communities. (Funded by USAID)

Education for Better Lives

Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.

  • We developed education materials to teach children peace-building and peaceful conflict resolution skills.

Love of God and Neighbors

Children and families are growing spiritually, local churches are strengthened to demonstrate Christ's love in practical ways, and people are living at peace with their neighbors.

  • We facilitated workshops on child protection and children's rights to safety and education to encourage faith leaders from multiple faiths to work together to care for children.

Prayer Requests from Central African Republic

World Vision's staff in Central African Republic are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • Pray for safety for children from violence and that the security situation would stabilize so World Vision's work can continue.


News from Central African Republic

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