Central African Republic
Following a March 2013 military coup, the Central African Republic saw an escalation of violence that often targeted civilians.
In CAR since 2013, LWF World Service is responding to the humanitarian crisis in the country by assisting internally displaced persons (IDPs), local communities, and returnees to build resilience through cross-border programming in the Nana Mambere and Mambere Kadei Prefectures. The country program provides psychosocial support and protection through Gender-Based Violence (GBV) prevention and child protection actions and activities. Projects are implemented through a community-based approach. In 2021, more than 88,000 people were supported through Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) interventions, distributions of relief goods, livelihoods, and food assistance.
LWF CAR’s work relies on three programmatic areas: Livelihoods, Quality Services and Protection & Social Cohesion. Additionally, the country program focuses on Gender Justice and Climate Justice as particular areas where we want to increase our impact. These programmatic areas underlie the 2019-2024 global stategy.
Updated 8 February 2023
What we do in CAR
- Capacity building of Christian and Muslim community leaders for dialogue and conflict prevention
- Establishment of communal protection committees
- Vocational training and entrepreneurship courses for young people
- Strengthening of local agricultural structures
- Support to local businesses
- Food distribution, cash transfers and organization of fairs
- Cross-border approach to support returnees: Refugees are supported in Cameroon, and those who decide to return are assisted to rebuild their livelihood through cash assistance, Income Generating Activities, and micro projects in CAR
- Access to water, hygiene and sanitation services
- Support to local structures for the management of water points
- COVID -19 response
- Mother and Child Health Project to deliver health and nutritional care to vulnerable children through clinics, and nutritional units. We support about 50 treatment centers/units in the Nana Mambere District where we expect to reach up to 25,000 children under five per year.
- Gender Equality
- Community approach
- Climate Justice
Photo: LWF Central African Republic