Why Central African Republic ?
Scarred by decades of violence and political unrest, the Central African Republic fell back into civil war in early 2013. One in four Central Africans have left their homes and are displaced across the country. Poverty is endemic and the majority of the population has no access to essential services.
In 2019, a Peace Agreement was signed between the Central African state and the 14 main armed groups in the country. This agreement notably provides for the creation of special mixed security units, made up of elements of the Central African armed forces and of the different armed groups. The aim is to restore state authority across the country, which is still largely controlled by rebel groups today. This is an essential prerequisite for the return of the displaced and for the recovery of the country.