New Canadian Humanitarian Assistance for the Central African Republic
The Government of Canada today announced funding totalling $5 million to help address the increased humanitarian needs of people affected by the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) in 2014.
The funding will be provided as follows:
UNICEF: $1.5 million to UNICEF to address water and sanitation, health and nutrition, emergency education, protection, and basic relief needs of conflict-affected people in CAR.
Canada's support will contribute to the following:
- 16,800 children under five suffering from malnutrition will receive treatment;
- 650,000 vulnerable people will have access to potable water in sufficient quantities;
- 150,000 displaced people will have access to improved sanitation;
- 1,500 children will be released from armed forces and groups;
- 2,000 women and girls identified as survivors of sexual violence will receive medical and psychosocial support;
- 400,000 children will receive learning and play materials;
- 739,000 children under five will be immunized against measles; and
- 592,000 children and 152,000 women will receive treated bed nets.
World Food Programme (WFP): $2 million to help WFP provide some 1.3 million vulnerable people with food and nutrition assistance in CAR.
- 1,112,000 vulnerable people, including refugees and displaced people, will receive in-kind food assistance;
- 205,500 children under five suffering from malnutrition, and pregnant or lactating women, will receive targeted or blanket supplementary feeding;
- 15,500 people living with HIV/AIDS will receive food assistance; and
- 197,000 children will benefit from emergency school feeding.
Save the Children Canada: $1.5 million to help Save the Children Canada provide child protection, health, and nutrition services to vulnerable people in Nana-Gribizi region, CAR. More than 50,000 people will benefit from this project.
- Up to 1,600 children (800 boys, 800 girls) will receive psychosocial support through attending four child-friendly spaces;
- Up to 150 children affected by grave child rights violations will gain access to robust medical, psychosocial, and other types of assistance;
- Seven community-based child protection networks will be trained and supported to engage communities in child protection issues and identify and follow up on child protection violations;
- Up to 600 youth will receive training in life skills through the creation and support of 12 youth clubs;
- Up to 28,330 people will benefit from primary health care through support to nine health facilities;
- Up to 37,773 people will benefit from essential medicines and vaccination campaigns; and
- Up to 6,537 children suffering from acute malnutrition will receive treatment.
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