Central African Republic: facts and figures, May – June 2014
The violent conflict that has rocked the Central African Republic since December 2013 has been particularly deadly, aggravating an already precarious situation. The ICRC and the Central African Red Cross Society are redoubling their efforts to bring aid to the people hardest hit.
Between the end of April and the start of July, the ICRC worked closely with the Central African Red Cross to:
- take more than 40 injured or sick people to hospital in Bangui and the country's interior;
- give more than 11,000 therapeutic consultations at its mobile clinics in the Kaga Bandoro area;
- carry out over 580 surgical operations;
- refurbish and upgrade Bangui's community hospital;
- continue making daily deliveries of 250,000 litres of water to the airport in Bangui, in order to meet the needs of the thousands of people sheltering there;
- build more than 60 latrines and 20 showers at camps in Kaga Bandoro;
- carry out three distributions of food (one every fortnight) to around 27,000 people living in seven camps in Bangui, thus ensuring people there one proper meal a day;
- distribute food rations to more than 20,000 people living along the road between Bambari and Ippy, to support them during the planting season;
- distribute essential items to over 1,100 people in Bambari following the destruction of Liwa village, their home, in June;
- build large shelters for over 1,000 people in camps in Kaga Bandoro;
- distribute tools and cuttings of cassava plants resistant to the cassava mosaic virus to 18 rural communities in Kaga Bandoro, Birao and Ippy (This project is intended to increase the number of resistant varieties in the country.);
- raise awareness of the fundamental principles of humanitarian law and human rights among more than 150 fighters and several hundred community and religious leaders and young people.