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Central African Republic - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2020



  • 2020 HNO identifies 2.6 million people requiring humanitarian assistance

  • Number of aid worker injured in 2019 due to insecurity nearly doubles from 2018

  • More than 1.6 million people facing Crisis or worse levels of acute food insecurity


  • The UN and humanitarian partners have identified 2.6 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in Central African Republic (CAR), representing a slight decrease from the 2.9 million people estimated to be in need as of early March. To respond to the emergency needs of 1.6 million of the most vulnerable people throughout 2020, relief actors have appealed for $387.8 million from international donors.

  • Widespread flooding in October and November due to above-average seasonal rains impacted an estimated 100,000 people across eight of CAR’s 16 prefectures and the capital city of Bangui. In response to increased humanitarian needs due to the flooding, U.S. Ambassador Lucy Tamlyn declared a disaster on November 11 and relief actors, including USAID partners, continue to provide emergency assistance—including food, nutrition, protection, shelter, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) support—to flood-affected populations.