Children are in need of food and medicine in the Central African Republic.
The lengthy conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) has forced families to flee their homes, leaving their crops, livestock and source of income behind. Many families have been left with nothing and food production has slowed down, leading to widespread food shortages. Nearly 62 percent of the population is estimated to be undernourished and with a high rate of child malnutrition, stunting – impaired growth and development as a result of poor nutrition - is estimated to be at 46.2 percent among children under five.
On top of this, the health care system has broken-down. Over one-third of the 35 health facilities in the Bossembélé area, where we work, are not functional. Many have been destroyed or are virtually empty, without any life-saving medicine and equipment.
This means when a child falls ill or becomes malnourished, they’re likely to find their local clinic simply doesn’t have what they need to be treated and recover.
Explore two very different clinics in CAR, one of which is not yet supported by Concern and one that is. See the impact a well-stocked Concern-supported clinic can have on helping children break free from hunger.