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CAR: A Crisis the World Neglects

iACT continues its support of early childhood education for children of the Central African Republic

All of the teachers lined up for a group photo with their certificates of completion.

The Central African Republic (CAR) is among the world’s 10 poorest countries and has been rife with conflict for over 60 years. Disruption of familial and community structures, psychological trauma, acute shortage of resources, and lack of educational opportunities deeply affects the wellbeing of young children and youth whose futures will be shaped by their experiences in conflict and displacement.

Since 2013, CAR’s Prefecture of Ouaka has experienced repeated episodes of violence and conflict, including in its capital, Bambari. Although peace is being restored, children continue to be the most impacted by the conflict.