Violence in the Central African Republic

Over two million children in the Central African Republic are in urgent need of aid in a rapidly deteriorating humanitarian emergency.

"Recent months have been a time of horrific violence, suffering and fear for children in the Central African Republic,” said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake. “They have suffered death and injury and have witnessed terrible things that no child should ever see, much less endure.”

Children have been forced to flee their homes over the last six months, many hiding in the forests with little or no access to basic services or assistance. And the rainy season, beginning in March, will only worsen the situation for hundreds of thousands of children.

Seven out of ten primary school children have stopped going to classes. The crisis has also interrupted malnutrition treatment programs and measles outbreaks have occurred throughout the country.

UNICEF is accelerating efforts to aid each and every child affected by a year of conflict in this deeply impoverished country. Your support can help children affected by this terrible situation. Please donate today. You will help immunize children, give them access to safe water and sanitation, provide learning materials and protect them from harm.