The Central African Republic (CAR) has descended into chaos and deadly violence following months of political crisis, lawlessness and deepening humanitarian needs. UN agencies estimate that 2 million people, almost half of the population, are in need of assistance.
On 9 December 2013, three days before a System-Wide Level 3 Emergency was declared, the Emergency Relief Coordinator approved a US$9.8 million CERF allocation to support relief efforts in CAR. An additional $9.8 million allocation was approved on 14 February 2014, bringing total funding to the current crisis to $19.6 million. The funds will support critical assistance including the provision of food, clean water, shelter, healthcare and safety and security services.
CERF had already allocated $7.1 million to provide assistance in CAR in May 2013, after violence between armed groups and communities flared.
* Please note that some of the projects above are part of a larger CAR allocation which was approved in December 2013.