Central African Republic

The Central African Republic (CAR) is a sparsely populated and landlocked country of 4.6 million inhabitants. Despite its wealth in mineral and natural resources, CAR ranks 180 out of 187 countries in the 2012 UNDP Human Development Index.

Socio-political instability is the main factor hampering development, which is the consequence of rebellions, coups and inter-ethnic fighting during the last three decades. This has resulted in a deterioration of basic social and economic infrastructure. Armed conflicts have caused large-scale internal displacement and the country still struggles with continued insurgencies.


  • Capital - Bangui
  • Population - 4,525,000
  • Time Zone - GMT UTC+01:00
  • Currency - CFA Franc BEAC (XAF)


Les prochaines réunions:


Groupe de travail ONGs nationales

Lundi à 11h00


Groupe de travail Suivi, enquêtes, analyse

Mardi 25 mars à14h30


Réunion du Cluster

Mardi 01 avril à 14h30 (tbc)


  • The Common Humanitarian Fund (CFH) process has started, for a total allocation of USD 10 million (all sectors)
  • The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis is being prepared, and is expected to take place in the second half of April. The cluster is supporting this analysis.
  • The agricultural campaign, jointly carried out by FAO, WFP and NGOs partners, is about to start. Preparation is on-going.
  • The FSC has approved a Cluster Plan of Action for 2014. This strategy can be modified throughout the year to respond to changing needs related to the food security situation. The Cluster is currently undertaking a lessons learned exercise to identify strengths and weaknesses and to strengthen the coordination of food security actors in CAR.