A protection crisis erupted in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.) at the end of 2013 resulting in severe violence and widespread displacement. The collapse of state, law and order and public services further exacerbated the situation.
Since then, the country has remained extremely volatile. Almost three years after the beginning of the conflict, the humanitarian situation remains critical leaving 2.3 million people, over half the population, in urgent need of assistance. The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) was re-activated in C.A.R. in December 2013 in response to the escalating crisis, with the World Food Programme (WFP) as lead agency.
NUMBER OF SITES SERVICES PROVIDED
- Internet connectivity
- Security telecommunications
- Technical training for local staff
- Radio programming
- Liaison with Telecommunications Regulatory Agency
TRAININGS CONDUCTED - Radio training
NUMBER OF ORGANISATIONS SERVED
- The ETC is appealing for US$ 885.765 to carry out activities until June 2017. US$ 487,000 has been received so far.
PLANNED ACTIVITIES - Deploy a Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) network in Bangui and two field sites.
- Transition services
CHALLENGES - Limited international attention - Limited funding