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Cordaid NL

Central African Republic

Some annual results

  • 1,638,000Central Africans receive basic health services
  • 104,960young people attended awareness raising sessions on sexual and reproductive health
  • 48,500returnees and IDPs are provided with WASH support
  • 49,444schooled-aged children enrolled in school with our support

Global Peace Index

149/ 163

GPI Rank

Political Instability

Safety & Security

Ongoing Conflict

Source: Global Peace Index (2016)

Country Office

Central African Republic flag Bangui, Central African Republic

Cité 14 Villas
2ème rue après Bureaux PAM
(Référence Rue de l’Université Cite UDEAC)
Ville de Bangui, République Centrafricaine

Phone: +236 72 50 33 33
Email: [email protected]

Country director CAR

Sosthène Hicuburundi

Cordaid in Central African Republic

With an annual portfolio size of 12 million euro, Cordaid has assisted Central African Republic (CAR) throughout its different crises since 2008. We work in 4 thematic areas, supported by lobby and advocacy activities: health, security and justice, humanitarian aid & education in emergencies, and resilience/food security.

Read more about Cordaid in Central African Republic

Where does Cordaid work?

In CAR, Cordaid works in seven prefectures. In Nana Mambere, Ouham Pende and Ouham in the northwest, Cordaid focuses on improving basic health services and providing humanitarian aid including WASH, shelter, food security, and protection to displaced people as well as host communities. In addition, we build and support schools and safe spaces for children to learn and play. In the southern prefectures of Mambere Kadei and Ombella Mpoko, we provide primary as well as sexual and reproductive health support to youth and vulnerable populations. Here, Cordaid also implements food security activities to improve the livestock value chain. In the Basse Kotto prefecture, we support quality health services, build and restore clean water sources and promote good hygiene practices for host communities and displaced people. We also implement health activities in the province of Mbomou.

4,6 Million


Rural population

Urban population

4.5% annual

GDP growth

42.3 per 1,000

Mortality rate, neonatal


Current situation

The Central African Republic, a landlocked country, has struggled with violence and political instability for decades. Today, CAR is home to many armed factions and a multitude of local militia groups. These armed groups are responsible for widespread atrocities committed against civilians. The resurgence and persistence of violence in CAR since the beginning of 2017 and the dramatic rise in needs, have further undermined the populations’ resilience and coping mechanisms.

More than 2,4 million Central Africans, over half of the population, are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance. The number of IDPs is currently estimated at 600,250, of which 50% are children. Recurring violence and ineffective government has resulted in a lack of access to basic services and education. Health services are sparse and there is a shortage of skilled medical personnel. People do not have the economic opportunities to provide for themselves, let alone their families.

Poor infrastructure and attacks on aid workers, including kidnappings, further exacerbates the dire humanitarian situation. Women and girls face gender-based violence and discrimination at family, community and society level. Their access to health care, education, security & justice and politics is constrained by social, traditional, cultural and other barriers.

Cordaid in Central African Republic

Health care

Cordaid strengthens the health system by mainly using a results-based financing approach. We are improving the quantity and quality of health services provided to 1,638,000 Central Africans.

Security & Justice

We help create an enabling environment where victims of violence feel empowered to rebuild their lives, restore their sense of dignity, and fully participate in their communities.

Humanitarian aid

We provide WASH, shelter, food security, and protection interventions to host communities and displaced people. And we build and support schools and safe spaces for children to learn and play.

Resilience / Food security

We improve food security and create economic opportunities to displaced people and vulnerable groups such, as women and young adults.

Lobby & Advocacy

Lobby & Advocacy activities focus on health systems strengthening, access to justice, protection and gender inclusion.

Through its interventions, Cordaid supports the government’s efforts to sustainably develop the country and to improve the well-being of the Central African population.

This brochure gives an overview of Cordaid’s activities in the Central African Republic in French.

Partners and donors

Cordaid in CAR is supported by (amongst others) the World Bank, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Union, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Misereor, OCHA, Startfund.

We also work with the Central African Government including the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Humanitarian Action as well as with local and international NGOs.

Central African Republic team

Sosthène Hicuburundi

Country director CAR
+236 72 50 33 33

Johnson Lafortune

Humanitarian programs coordinator

Jean Paul Ngantchou

Program Monitoring Evaluation & Research specialist

Zra André

Coordinator project Bêkou

Flora Kwizera

Coordinator/Program Security & Justice
+236 75597247