Central African Republic

Number of people served: 13,525

Since 2013, hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes due to violence and civil unrest in the Central African Republic (CAR). More than 540,000 refugees have fled to neighbouring countries and close to 700,000 are internally displaced (IDPs). Emergency efforts in CAR have been poorly funded and many refugees and IDPs have lacked even basic assistance – food, health care, shelter, and water. There is little access to education for the thousands of children who have been displaced.

Our work in Central African Republic

JRS CAR works to improve access to education through a variety of interventions in Bambari, including teacher training, provision of school materials, construction of schools, management of a secondary school, and the creation of a library. JRS also provides psychosocial support in Bambari.

The JRS CAR country office is located in Bangui, where JRS supports the communities by providing education, social cohesion, reconciliation, and interreligious dialogue. 

See our work

Children learn to write in a newly constructed classroom in Bambari.
Children learn to write in a newly constructed classroom in Bambari. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
A group of young adults gather in a recently rebuilt community building to discuss how to have another way of life outside of violence.
A group of young adults gather in a recently rebuilt community building to discuss how to have another way of life outside of violence. (Jesuit Refugee Service)

Contact

JRS Central African Republic Country Director

Jean François Alain Ospital

jean.ospital@jrs.net

Project locations:

Bambari, Bangui

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