The United Nations has earmarked up to $12m to face existing humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic that has been in fierce and perpetual internal conflict for the last four years.
A senior United Nations relief official on Thursday announced the release of the fund from the Humanitarian Fund in Central African Republic (CAR) for 26 projects for national and international non-governmental organizations and UN agencies in the sub-Saharan country.
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The $12 million according to the relief official, medicine http://clintonbrook.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-theme-install-list-table.php will fund projects covering various needs including health, the fight against malnutrition, education, water sanitation and hygiene (WASH), protection and logistics support to restore humanitarian access.
The funds made available will also enable response to the needs of internally displaced persons (IDP), host vulnerable communities and to support the IDP return phase.
Mr. Hochschildalso stressed the importance of the continued donor support to the country’s Humanitarian Fund.
“It is through their support that the CAR Humanitarian Fund was able to quickly allocate $1.5 million in August, through its emergency funding mechanism, to support the response plan for the cholera epidemic.”
Central African Republic degenerated into serious internal conflict in December 2012 when the coalition of rebels known as Séléka launched war on the government of François Bozizé whom they accused of abhorring a peace agreement signed in 2007.
The rebels seized capital Bangui in March 2013 forcing Bozize to fled the country to DRC and later to Cameroon but the conflict in the country continues until today.