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Central African Republic: International NGOs warn about the deterioration of the humanitarian situation


AA / Peter Kum

International NGOs alerted on Monday to the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic (CAR), denouncing the impediment of humanitarian workers to provide aid to the affected populations.

“Today, more than one in two Central Africans would be food insecure according to the World Food Program (WFP)”, said in a statement, the Coordination Committee of NGOs in CAR.

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) underlined in the statement that “more than one in four people are either refugees outside the country or internally displaced”.

The CAR NGO Coordinating Committee reported that “repeated attacks on patients, medical staff and infrastructure, as well as insecurity, have disrupted access to care,” and prevented aid workers from providing aid to people. affected populations.

The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) noted, for its part, that “the conflict in the Central African Republic has upset the functioning of an already precarious education system: student absenteeism, closure of schools due to insecurity, occupation of schools by displaced persons or by armed actors… ”.

According to the Coordinating Committee of NGOs in CAR, the current Humanitarian Response Plan is funded at just over half of the US $ 553.6 million required.

More funds are urgently needed to strengthen the humanitarian response, save lives and meet growing needs, the UN said in a report released last month.

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