Central African Republic
Central African Republic is one of the poorest countries in the world. 2.2 million people currently need a humanitarian assistance. The inter-community tensions between Seleka and anti-balaka have generated many displacements of population since 2013.
The country struggles to get out of this complicated socio-political crisis. With the recent improvement of the security situation, some displaced people were able to come back to their neighborhoods but the security remains very fragile.
Description of the mission
Première Urgence Internationale opened its mission in Central African Republic ten years ago in order to help the populations confronted to civil wars. The teams responded to the emergency in the food security sector with the distribution of food and with a support to the health system reinforcement.
Since 2013, the teams have managed a storehouse located in Bangui, which enables to mutualize and to secure the resources of the NGOs present on the field. The mission pursued its assistance to vulnerable populations who were victims of armed conflicts and ensured the managing of the M’Poko camp in 2015. A program has been set up since 2016, its aim is to ensure the return of displaced people home.
Premiere Urgence Internationale in action
The long-lasting political and security situation seriously affected the living conditions of the local populations. The teams set up mobile clinics in order to ensure the coverage of childhood diseases and contagious diseases and to reinforce the primary healthcare system.
The NGO brings a support to agricultural activities by the distribution of seeds and by giving professional trainings in the framework of the food security. The mission develops an integrated approach with different aspects such as rehabilitation and construction of housing, livelihood supply and drinkable water supply. The teams then carry out the return accompaniment of displaced people to their districts in Bangui.
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