About 136 million people across the world need humanitarian aid and protection due to protracted conflicts, disasters, epidemics and displacement. This funding will target 91 million of the most vulnerable.
Armed group violence has escalated sharply in eastern CAR in recent weeks, particularly in Mbomou and Haute Kotto prefectures. In May alone, ex-Seleka forces and 'anti-balaka' militias killed 132 civilians in the towns of Bangassou and Bria.
A recent Human Rights Watch research found armed groups living at schools and right next to schools. Thousands of children stopped going to school four years ago due to violence, and many of them may never resume their studies.