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14-slide presentation introducing the Campaign for Internally Displaced Persons in the Central African Republic

14-slide presentation introducing the Campaign for Internally Displaced Persons in the Central African Republic

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  • 1. Campaign for displaced people Central African Republic
  • 2. Central African Republic: a forgotten crisis? … its people fleeing from violence Surrounded by neighbours in conflict…
    • 4.3 million inhabitants
    • 108,000 displaced within CAR
    • 101,000 refugees abroad
    • 1 million people hit by conflict
    CAR Rebellion or internal conflict Chad Sudan Cameroon DRC Congo Darfur Gabon Uganda Nigeria
  • 3. A country and its people mired in poverty and disease Increasing violence and humanitarian crises are the result of decades of neglect 74% People without access to drinking water Food and Water Education Public Health Economy and Development 176 Children < 5 mortality (per 1,000) 38% Global chronic malnutrition < 5 years 43% Adult literacy rate 6.2% HIV prevalence 1,355 Maternal mortality (per 100,000) 42 years Life expectancy at birth 178th of 179 Human Development Index rank US$ 402 GDP per capita 2007
  • 4. Violence drives displacement; fear hinders return Bangui Vakaga Haute-Kotto Bamingui- Bangoran CHAD SUDAN DARFUR DRC CONGO CAMEROON Nana- Ma mbéré Nana- Gr ébizi Returnees since 2005 in thousands Ouham- Pend é 8 Source: HDPT CAR (October 2008) * Estimated 25,000 pastoralists have been displaced from their territory. Not shown here. Ouham IDPs since 2005 in thousands 10 Haut- Mbomou 15 10 5 12 50 10 25 5 5 23 0 8 3 17 5 0 45 56 Refugees since 2002 in thousands
  • 5. Now the pattern of violence is changing Political dialogue starts, but rebellions exacerbated by banditry and foreign incursions UN UN UN UN UN UN Bossangoa Kaga-Bandoro Nd élé Birao Sam-Ouandja Gore Bozoum Am Timan Wau UN UN Paoua Obo UN Bangui Refugee camp Border Prefecture Town / settlement Road Road banditry Fragile zones Severe attacks 500 km
  • 6. But there are too many enemies
    • Bandits kidnap children and adults for ransom, kill people and attack villages
    • Lord’s Resistance Army abducted children and looted villages
    • Armed poachers destroy people’s livelihoods
    • Foreign soldiers loot and burn villages
    • Three rebel groups take to extortion and killings
    • Government forces violate Human Rights
  • 7. So people continue to flee the violence
    • Losing your parents
    • Losing your shelter
    • Losing your livelihood
    • Losing your dignity
    Being displaced in the Central African Republic means…
  • 8. Losing your parents The household of a 11-year old boy and his little brother on a site for displaced people in Kabo. They were separated from their parents while fleeing a bandit attack on their village.
  • 9. Losing your shelter Displaced mother washes her newborn in front of huts made of leaves in Kambakota. Access to safe water and good hygiene practices are major problems
  • 10. Losing your livelihood Pierre Paitilite, Obo Maurice Daba, Kabo Losing your dignity “ We did manage to plant last year but bandits made it difficult to reach our crops so we were not able to harvest much.” “ We've been forgotten. If you, the international community, have made it here that means you actually think we are people.” Maurice’s village of Waki II, close to Kabo, was attacked by bandits 74-year old Pierre from Obo in the far south-east, after LRA attack in March 2008
  • 11. Aid organizations are helping hundreds of soldiers and rebels received training on Human Rights to help reduce violations; In 2008, 220,000 people in need received food;
  • 12. Aid organizations are helping and hundreds of thousands of children were vaccinated. 104,000 displaced people received clothes and basic goods to survive;
  • 13. And a campaign is being launched … is helping displaced communities to stand up for their rights; … is working with the Central African government , so that they fulfill their duties towards the displaced; … is asking donors to support protection and aid programmes for the displaced; … is asking media to help raise awareness on their plight. The campaign for displaced people…
  • 14. But much more needs to be done With your help, we can do more.
    • Spread the news about the campaign
    • Donate: hdptcar.net www.unocha.org