Central African Republic Humanitarian Response Plan 2019-2020

The Central African Republic has one of the highest rates of maternal deaths in the world – 9 in every 1000 mothers die in pregnancy and childbirth. Only one child out of two is fully immunized before the age of one year.

Health sector funding requirements for 2019

US$ 40.3 million for 2019-20.

AHO funding requirements for 2019-20

US$ 10.5 million

Beneficiaries targeted by health partners in 2019-20

Health partners will target 1 500 000 people in 2019-20. This includes:

  • 52% female
  • 24% male
  • 55% children
  • 8% elderly

Background

The scale and complexity of the crisis in the Central African Republic is unprecedented. While the peak of extreme violence has decreased, local conflicts arising from inter-communal tensions, clashes between armed groups and arbitrary attacks on civilians are a grave concern. One of the main consequences of the repeated violence is the large scale displacement. Over 870 000 of the Central African Republic’s total population of 5.1 million people, are considered internally displaced or refugees.

Health sector situation

Years of war have weakened an already fragile health system and one third of the total population lack access to essential health services. Only 83% of health facilities in the country are functioning, and most rely on support from non-governmental organizations. The Central African Republic has one of the highest rates of maternal deaths in the world – 9 in every 1000 mothers die in pregnancy and childbirth. Only one child out of two is fully immunized before the age of one year. Some 1.3 million people in the Central African Republic do not have access to a secure food supply, and this could exacerbate the risk of severe malnutrition.

Two thirds of people do not have access to clean water and sanitation. In settlements for internally displaced people, overcrowded conditions and poor access to safe water and sanitation increase the risk of diseases such as respiratory infections, diarrhoea, hepatitis E and cholera.

Humanitarian Response Plan strategic objectives

  1. Offer emergency health care to populations affected by acute humanitarian crises or epidemics
  2. Improve access to health services for people affected by a chronic crisis and/or prolonged displacement, including the host populations.

AHO Projects

Health emergency assistance to internally displaced, refugees and conflict-affected populations in the Central African Republic.
CAR-19/H/0123/199

Requested funds US$ 3 237 009.

 

Strengthening the coverage and quality of the mental health care to displaced and vulnerable people in the Central African Republic; using the programme of action of the AHO
CAR-19/H/01345/199

Requested funds US$ 2 388 311.

 

Support for filling the major gaps in health emergency assistance in favour of populations affected by the humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic.
CAR-19/H/0234/199

Requested funds US$ 5 216 700.