Building settlements with dignity and safety in the Central African Republic

Region: Africa
Country: Central African Republic
Year: 2018
Shelter: RHU
Project size: 101-500
Modality: Clinics, Community centres, Registration centres
Sector: Health, Protection
Partner: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Support: Capacity Building, Communications

In 2018, the instability and violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) resulted in an increase in internal displacement, with 613,031 internally displaced people (IDPs) registered in 2018. The precarious security situation began in 2013, when militant groups took over parts of the country, which led to ongoing fighting and frequent human rights violations.

In response to this crisis, UNHCR implemented 336 Better Shelter RHUs in the CAR at the end of 2018. The shelters are being used as medical and registration centres, as well as community support structures such as the helpline, refectory, youth centre, security post and partners area.

Read more about UNHCR’s efforts in the Central African Republic here