People in the stranglehold of this complex conflict have fled en masse from the front lines, leaving everything behind. Some try to find work where they relocate, but sharing resources and land can be a source of tension.
The CAR is susceptible to natural disasters, one of which was the El Niño phenomenon. The country’s agricultural production is steadily declining. Seeds prices are rising. A large part of the population now finds itself in a situation of food insecurity. Conflicts also have an impact on health: water, hygiene and sanitation infrastructures have either been destroyed or neglected, increasing the pressure on those remaining that are still serviceable. The queues of people collecting water sometimes last all day. Those who prefer to fetch water at night are exposing themselves to safety risks.
- 4.6 million inhabitants
- 62.6% poverty rate
- 185th out of 188 on the Human Development Index
opened in 2006
- Team 10 international staff
170 national staff
- Budget €2.96 M
SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL works in and around the towns of Kabo and Kaga Bandoro in the north of the country, which is home to many displaced people.
Our teams are rehabilitating water and sanitation infrastructures, while training water management committees in order to safeguard their futures. Our hygiene and water point use awareness campaigns are helping to tackle the severe pressure exerted by massive population influxes. SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL provides both families and farmers with drinking water, repairing some defective wells and transporting this water back to where it is needed and storing it, helping to improve food security.
Community-based projects can be used to help with farming, livestock-raising and commercial activities, therefore increasing the availability of food and rejuvenating the market. Our teams supply farmers and herders with tool kits and seeds, and deliver training.
Thanks to a rapid emergency response mechanism and the existence of emergency supplies, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL is ready to assist in the first few hours following a natural or manmade disaster.
Rapid response program
16,840 people helped
– Distributed non-food item kits
– Implemented emergency water access program
Food security and water access
102,000 people helped
– Constructed and restored water and sanitation infrastructures
– Conducted hygiene promotion sessions
– Distributed seeds
– Vaccinated transhumant livestock
Should you have any questions, please contact Caroline Courtois
At head office