Central African Republic
The Central African Republic is one of the poorest nations in the world. The military conflict in winter 2012–2013 forced people to flee their homes and inflicted significant damage on the country’s education system. Soldiers took over schools and laid waste to their equipment. In addition, the violence has caused severe trauma toboth pupils and teachers. In the 2012–2013 school year, schools were only open for a few months. In December 2013, the situation in Central Africa escalated further. Since then, the government also cancelled the 2013–2014 school year.
FCA established a country office in the Central African Republic in autumn 2013. The aim is to meet the acute need for humanitarian assistance in the country.
Our operations are focused on offering learning opportunities and revitalising the school system. Educational assistance is provided in the Nana-Mambéré region in the western part of the country and, in early 2014, at the IDP camps near the capital Bangui.