Central African Republic

A healthcare worker in a mask with a mother and child at the pediatric hospital in Bangui, Central African Republic.
Nabil Kasri
Action Against Hunger, Central African Republic

The State of Hunger in CAR

The landlocked Central African Republic (CAR) is one of the poorest nations in the world, located in an extremely volatile region and beset by constant political instability and upheaval.

One in four people in the country have been displaced from their homes. Malnutrition is a major public health problem, and many communities have little or no access to clean drinking water, leading to frequent disease outbreaks.

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How We're Helping in CAR

Action Against Hunger focuses on fostering local partnerships and building capacity in Central African Republic. We support integrated healthcare programs and provide nutrition expertise to the primary Pediatric Health Center in the country’s capital city, Bangui.

Young children are bathed by their mothers.

People Reached by Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Programs

A boy's upper arm is measured with a color-coded band to determine his malnutrition status. His arm is very thin and found in the "red" category, an indication of severe acute malnutrition.

People Reached By Nutrition & Health Programs

A child disabled by severe malnutrition at a young age is receiving motor skills training at the Rehabilitation center for the physically disabled (CRHAM) supported by ACF. Here, he is surrounded by the mother of another child like him and by his grandmother. Bangui, CAR. 2022
Barbara Debout
Action Against Hunger, Central African Republic
An Action Against Hunger psychosocial worker hosts a counselling session.
Adrienne Surprenant
Action Against Hunger, Central African Republic
Action Against Hunger workers drill a borehole.
Christophe Da Silva
Action Against Hunger, Central African Republic

In emergencies, our teams mobilize rapidly to secure access to clean water and safe sanitation, support displaced people, and tackle nutrition and health crises.

Our mental health teams provide support to community members who have suffered trauma and shock.

We help to restore community markets and revive farmland and agricultural production in areas that have experienced conflict or upheaval. We also collaborate with local traders to host mobile food fairs.

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