One of the most dangerous places on the African continent, the Central African Republic remains in a fragile state today. Despite often hostile working conditions, relief workers continue to provide lifesaving assistance to many Central Africans. Aid workers in CAR face five major challenges: Challenge 1. Security While significant improvements were made to pave the […]
The Central African Republic this week celebrates 56 years as an independent nation, with a new President and new hope for the future. Despite the difficulties in the country, there are significant achievements since independence to celebrate. We’ve chosen our top five!
I. Catastrophes as Opportunities Humanitarian crises often pose unique challenges to women. New vulnerabilities are created and old ones are exposed more brutally. However, in these times of chaos there is also a window of opportunity, a period of restructuring, when the role of women can be improved in a society transitioning into peace. As […]
“I express my profound regret that these children were betrayed by the very people sent to protect them,” said Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations (UN). He was referring to one of the many allegations of sexual abuse carried out by UN staff in the Central African Republic (CAR) since a peacekeeping […]
As discussed in my last post, the Central African Republic (CAR) is in the midst of holding presidential elections. These are the first elections to be held since the crisis broke out in 2013, which resulted in the ousting of the then President Francois Bozizé. A transitional government was set up in 2014 which has […]
Central African Republic (CAR) is often condemned in the media to the now familiar stereotype of the “war-torn African nation.” Since a coup in 2013, the country has indeed been embroiled in an ongoing conflict set to the backdrop of state breakdown. But in December 2015, CAR made the headlines for two new, more positive […]