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COUNTRY PROGRAMME CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (2012–2016)

Since gaining independence in 1960, the Central African Republic (CAR) has experienced unremitting civil strife and political instability. It is a low-income, food-deficit country, ranking 159th of 169 countries in the 2010 human development index. Per capita gross domestic product is US$454. 

Poverty, food insecurity and undernutrition are widespread: 62 percent of the population lives below the poverty line; 30 percent of households are food-insecure; the average global acute malnutrition rate is 10 percent; and chronic malnutrition is 37 percent. Primary school enrolment rates improved from 55 percent in 2003 to 63 percent in 2010, but only 36 percent 

of children finish school. The capacity to design and deliver social services remains extremely limited.

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Country at a glance 2014
Planned Beneficiaries0
Beneficiary needs (mt)0
Beneficiary needs ($US)151,463,292
Donors - 2014 ($US)
Donors - Directed contributions
Multilateral contributionsUS$ 11,524,123
USA31,908,331
The Central African Republic12,000,000
Germany6,813,171
UN CERF6,019,025
Japan4,563,135
European Commission3,753,762
Canada3,137,009
Private Donors2,560,209
United Kingdom1,650,165
France1,559,462
Finland1,367,989
Switzerland1,108,648
Sweden765,697
Luxembourg687,758
Ireland683,995
Republic of Korea630,000
New Zealand424,088
UN Common Funds and Agencies (excl CERF)219,264
Spain192,583
Czech Republic151,134
Brazil127,440
Monaco96,286
Slovenia41,379
Lithuania27,211
Andorra10,316
Threats to food security
  • Poverty
  • Political instability
  • Banditry
  • Population displacement
  • Difficult access to food and safe water