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Central African Republic requires $367.7 million for strengthening humanitarian aid in 2024.

The situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) has improved, but the humanitarian needs remain high due to the ongoing conflict and recent impact of the war in Sudan and insecurity in the northwestern border region with Chad. In 2024, 2.8 million people, which is 46% of the population, are extremely vulnerable and in need of humanitarian assistance. Mr. Mohamed Ag Ayoya, Humanitarian Coordinator in CAR, emphasized the need for engagement of other actors, such as those involved in development, to support vulnerable communities sustainably.

To address the needs of the most vulnerable, the CAR Government and the Humanitarian Country Team have officially launched the 2024 Humanitarian Response Plan, seeking to meet the urgent needs of 1.9 million vulnerable people and mobilizing US$ 367.7 million. The strategy includes addressing multisectoral needs, prioritizing protection, and localizing the humanitarian response for systematic engagement of national actors.

The violence has forced one in five Central Africans to displacement either within the country or abroad, and logistical and security constraints have significantly hampered the efforts of humanitarian actors. In 2023, at least one security incident affected humanitarian actors every two days. Mr. Ayoya condemned the violence against humanitarian actors and highlighted the threat it poses to essential services for hundreds of thousands of Central Africans.

In 2023, 2 million of the most vulnerable Central Africans received vital assistance in at least one sector, thanks to the generosity of donors. Mr. Ayoya expressed gratitude to donors and urged them not to forget Central Africans in 2024 amid the changing dynamics of emergency aid funding at the global level.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

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