Central Africa republic gets refugees’ aids funds



By Godfrey Olukya 6-6-2013

Thousands of refugees and internally displaced people in Central African republic(CAR) have cause to smile after UN donated funds to be used to buy for them food and providing other services.

‘It is good that they have donated money to cater for four needs. The situation has been terrible in most of the camps n the country.’ said Bob Ngale, a Red Cross official in CAR.

The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund has allocated over US$7.1 million to lifesaving assistance to be provided through UN agencies to some 1.1 million people, including 595,000 children below 5 years of age, in the Central African Republic. (CAR)

The already dire humanitarian situation in the CAR has been exacerbated by the conflict and crisis of the past six months. The CAR
today has an estimated 206,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) and 17,000 refugees, while over 49,000 Central Africans have fled mainly to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon and Chad.


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