Central African Republic

  • 630,000 people have been displaced in-country due to conflict

  • 2nd lowest ranking country in the Humanitarian Development Index

  • 50% of children are not fully immunised from preventable diseases

  • 0.7 physicians available for every 10,000 people 

What’s happening in the CAR? 


The Central African Republic (CAR) is one of the world’s poorest countries and has been among the 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises for 5 years in a row. It has been troubled by unrest for years with fierce clashes between armed groups increasing suffering, death and destruction of property. Violence and insecurity following the December 2020 general election has forced tens of thousands more to flee. Women's health is poor in the Central African RepublicNatural disasters are also having a considerable effect on the population. 3% of all displaced people in the Central African Republic were displaced by natural disasters. Since 2019, there have been two major floods which have destroyed over 120,000 homes.

What’s the health situation in the CAR?

Health in the Central African Republic has been degraded by the years of internal conflict and economic turmoil. One sixth of its population is in need of acute medical care. Endemic diseases also put a high demand on the health infrastructure, Malaria is one of the leading causes of death. Despite the progress over the past few years, medical care remains both costly and inaccessible for many families across the Central African Republic. Vaccination coverage for preventable diseases stands at less than 52% and one child in eight does not live past five years of age. The country has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world - 890 deaths per 100,000 live births. There are less than two licensed midwives per 10,000 people. Read how we are impacting women's health in CAR.

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See how your donation makes a difference

£5 can help us to give 15 people treatment

£20 will provide 40 children with antibiotics

£100 will provide 400 pregnant women with life saving medicine.

£450 will provide am emergency medical kit to 60 families.

Whatever you give, you could be making a life-changing, even life-saving difference to someone every month.

See how your donation makes a difference

£5 is enough to source and send £600 worth of medical supplies a year to people in need; enough to help approximately 50 people around the world.

£10 is enough to source and send £1,200 worth of medical supplies a year to people in need; enough to help approximately 100 people around the world.

£25 is enough to provide around 750 treatments in a year, helping approximately 250 people in need; and for some, is the difference between life & death.

£100 is enough to provide medicines and supplies for approximately 1,000 people a year living in disaster-hit and vulnerable communites.

Whatever you give, you could be making a life-changing, even life-saving difference to someone every month.

How is IHP helping?

IHP partners with the Mukwege Foundation in CAR. The Mukwege Foundation specialises in treating survivors of sexual and gender-based violence. IHP supplies Mukwege with essential primary healthcare medicines, such as antibiotics and antihypertensives, to support their respective healthcare programmes.

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Our partner in the CAR

The Mukwege Foundation

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