Ongoing conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) has left over a million children in danger.
Years of armed conflict and ongoing political insecurity has had considerable consequences for Central Africans, with children bearing the brunt. The country’s crisis has been further intensified by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and rising prices of basic items plunging children and their families into food insecurity.
The presence of armed groups and mass forced displacement of families due to increased violence and insecurity continues to place vulnerable children at risk of separation from their families, violence, sexual abuse, or recruitment into armed groups. Currently, 1.4 million children are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection in the CAR.
Increasing attacks on humanitarian workers, including kidnappings, also make the CAR one of the most dangerous contexts to deliver humanitarian aid. Despite the challenges, War Child is committed to delivering life-saving interventions to support the most vulnerable children and their families.