The wave of ethno-religious violence between rebel forces which erupted in the Central African Republic (CAR) in late 2012 has resulted in the death of thousands of people and the displacement of nearly a million more. According to the United Nations more than half of the country’s 4.6 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance.
Before the crisis, 70 percent of the population lived below the poverty line and this number has now increased dramatically.
UMR provides essential food aid to thousands of people from CAR facing food insecurity.
We support widows, orphans and elderly beneficiaries with food packs both in Ramadan and throughout the year.
Thousands of hospitals and clinics have been vandalised and looted in CAR. Refugee camps and makeshift shelters in neighboring countries – especially Cameroon which houses more than 240,000 CAR refugees – are overcrowded and under-resourced, with food and water scarcity and risk of disease and epidemics.
UMR is working with an international coalition of charities and organizations to deliver aid and alleviate the suffering of thousands of CAR refugees and those displaced in CAR itself. UMR has committed to supplying medication, medical supplies and essential equipment for the medical center in Garoua Boulai camp in the neighboring Cameroon.