Muslim Aid’s Emergencies Manager, Ute Theobald, recently visited the Central African Republic (CAR) along with CAFOD, MCF and Islamic Relief. The objective of the visit was to assess the situation regarding the crisis in CAR.
CAR is currently facing a major political, security and humanitarian crisis. The UN has recently estimated that the number of internally displaced people has doubled to 935,000 since December 2013.
Over 338,000 people are seeking refuge in other countries. According to OCHA, an average of 10,000 refugees arrives in Cameroon each week and 50% are children under 11 (UNHCR).
There is a dire need for food, healthcare and protection. The number of NGOs working in CAR has no doubled. There is also an urgent need for money, income generation, social cohesion, peace building and agriculture.
Through Direct Aid Kuwait, Muslim Aid has distributed rice, sugar, cooking oil and flour to refugees in Chad.