Fighting broke out in the Central African Republic (CAR) in 2013, bringing the country to the edge of anarchy. It was in danger of becoming one of the world's forgotten crises.
Save the Children's teams have been on the ground in some of the worst affected areas. We've delivered life-saving health supplies, supported the treatment of malnourished children, helped to demobilise children, rehabilitated schools, offered vocational training for youth and provided psychosocial support to children affected by the violence. None of this would have been possible without the incredible generosity of our supporters, who donated £287,000 to our crisis appeal, helping us reach 309,243 people.
HOW WE'VE HELPED
We've helped doctors save lives:
- Our teams on the ground have delivered life-saving health supplies to ransacked healthcare centres to ensure that they get the medications they so desperately need.
- We've supported ambulances, health facilities and a hospital to ensure access to life-saving medicines and surgery, in one of the world’s toughest environments.
- We also helped re-open one of Bangui’s main hospitals.
We've helped children recover from trauma:
- Running child friendly spaces in Bangui, Kaga-Bandoro, Bambari and Sibut so that children affected by the conflict have a safe space to learn, play.
- At these spaces, children have also received the psychosocial support they need to move on with their lives.
- Reunited over 150 children with their parents in our child protection programmes within the Bangui displaced persons camps.
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