The Children’s Forum was held in Bangui on 12-13 March, attended by approximately 500 children, government officials, civil society members, and international partner agencies. The Forum aimed at ensuring that the voices and concerns of children will be heard during the Bangui Forum in April and embodied a message of hope for the future of the children of CAR.
The humanitarian situation in the central regions remains acute, with over 160,000 displaced people situated in minimal survival conditions in Batangafo, Kaga Bandaro,
Bambari and greater Kouango on the DRC border.
Overall student participation in temporary learning spaces increased by 13 per cent from 27,319 (13,454 girls) students in February to 30,937 (14,681 girls) in March.
Despite volatile security, UNICEF school bags containing essential school supplies reached 11,848 students in the provinces of Ouaka and Nana Gribizi.
Over 4,400 pregnant women received HIV/AIDS counselling via antenatal care services, and 3,786 were screened for HIV/AIDS.
With UNICEF support, over 10,000 people in four IDP sites received 376,000 litres of safe drinking water, and support to SODECA provided safe water to an estimated 442,000 in Bangui.