The effect of conflict in numbers in the CAR:
- Nearly 575,000 refugees (UNHCR, October 2018)
- Over 636,000 internally displaced persons (UNHCR, October 2018)
- At least 2.5 million people, or over half the country’s population, require humanitarian assistance. (World Bank, 2018)
Islamic Relief USA partners with humanitarian organizations like World Vision and Catholic Relief Services in the Central African Republic to restore livelihoods for many through local economic development. Projects in the CAR hope to achieve peace in the region by addressing obstacles to peace like food insecurity and limited livelihood opportunities.
IRUSA has also recently provided psychosocial support and education to internally displaced children, along with emergency food assistance to vulnerable communities.