Since the December 2020 presidential elections, the protracted crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) has been aggravated by renewed violence, with armed groups opposing government forces.
As of spring 2022, the situation remains highly volatile, as all parties commit severe human rights violations and international humanitarian law violations.
While some areas are conducive to development initiatives, almost no region is spared by the violence. As a result, prospects for the resumption of basic public services and income opportunities are slim.
In 2022, 3.1 million people (60% of the population) require humanitarian assistance. The population is constantly exposed to and displaced by violence by all parties to the conflict.
Going to school is not an option for many children. Due to the widespread violence in the country, children drop out of school and some are even recruited by armed groups.
In 2022, the EU is allocating €17 million in humanitarian aid, including €3.6 million earmarked for education programmes. In pictures, see how EU humanitarian funding supports projects helping displaced children get back to school.