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Humanitarian aid to conflict affected communities in CAR

In this humanitarian response in the Central African Republic ICCO collaborates with ACT Alliance member Finn Church Aid (FCA). The program contributes to restoring livelihoods of 225 targeted vulnerable households (VHHs) and 800 students (2250 persons) in Ombella Mpoko by ensuring access to productive assets and increasing their resilience.

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Background

Through this project ICCO will collaborate with Finn Church Aid (FCA) to implement a humanitarian response program in the Central African Republic (CAR). A country that suffers from a complex crisis that started when in December 2012 armed factions overthrew the government, leading to counterattacks and outbreak of violence which plunged the country into a massive humanitarian disaster. Currently, after more than three years of conflict, an estimated 2,3 million people or half of the population are in need of humanitarian assistance. The program contributes to restoring livelihoods of 225 targeted vulnerable households (VHHs) and 800 students (2250 persons) in Ombella Mpoko by ensuring access to productive assets and increasing their resilience.

Activities include:
- Nutrition: Targeted 4 schools supplement their feeding scheme with vegetables produced by the learners (800 in total). In addition awareness sessions at 4 schools with pupils and the community are organised on nutrition, hygiene, sanitation and healthy attitudes
- Food Security: Distribution of food to 225 VHHs (1350 people), as well as empowering 2150 persons (225 VHHs + 4 schools/800 students) to access agricultural production assets through provision of agricultural tools, assorted quality vegetable seeds, staple crop and improved breed hens, in combination with training on vegetable production, staple crop production, and free-range poultry farming.
Humanitarian aid to conflict affected communities in CAR

Target group

The project targets 2.150 beneficiaries, of which 800 children

Sustainability

Training of teachers is a substantial component of the program. These trainings will aim a creating structures and capacities that can continue after the end of the project. Active engagement of beneficiaries in all stages of the program, ensures their commitment, thereby automatically ensuring a sustainability (LRRD) focus in the program. In a similar manner training for food production will allow target households to recover from their loses and ensure a more sustainable livelihood coping strategy.

Goals overview

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