Community livelihood activities in support of sustainable development in conflict affected regions of Central African Republic
The Central African Republic has been marked by several years of violent conflict. Many people have died or have been forced to flee their local communities. The civilian population is suffering from widespread poverty and the lack of basic human needs. In 2020, the UN estimates that at least half of the population is in need of humanitarian assistance.
Due to precarious security and living conditions, that have further worsened with the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, international support remains low. However, FSD, a humanitarian NGO based in Geneva, has been working in the Central African Republic since 2014 providing critical humanitarian interventions and support to the peace process. To compliment this, FSD also engages in community livelihood activities to bridge the gap from humanitarian aid to long-lasting sustainable development.
We are currently applying for funding for this project that shall start in January 2021. The main goal is to increase the access to clean drinking water, hygiene facilities and education. Furthermore, FSD will offer skill trainings and create new employment opportunities in order to increase the income of the local community. Any contribution will be appreciated to help us in the fight against poverty and to provide a better life and future for all people in the Central African Republic