Central African Republic


Situated in the heart of Africa, the Central African Republic is one of the poorest and least developed nations in the world. It gained independence from France in 1960, and has faced numerous coups and years of instability.

Thousands of Central Africans have been killed, wounded or forced to flee by ongoing violence and unrest. The result is a protracted humanitarian crisis.

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) first worked in the Central African Republic in 1997. We provide medical care both in the country, and for Central African refugees who have fled across the border to neighbouring nations.