The humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) continues to be exacerbated by violence against civilians and insecurity in locations outside urban centers, forcing more than one in five Central Africans to move in and out of the country.
In CAR, the crisis for which civilians continue to bear the brunt intensified in 2022 with an increase in violations and abuses of human rights and international humanitarian law, and an upward trend in reported cases of gender-based violence and increased incidents involving explosive devices. Every two days in 2022, violence and other security incidents affected humanitarian workers, killing one and injuring 24 others.
Millions of people are experiencing increased vulnerability, eroded livelihoods, and severely limited access to basic services such as health care and water.
3.4 million people – 56 per cent of the population - need humanitarian assistance and protection, a 10 per cent increase compared to 2022.
Of these, 2 million people have needs so severe and complex that their well-being depends on humanitarian assistance.