DISCOVER THE INCREDIBLE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

PRISTINE BEACHES, UNSPOILED SKI RESORTS, NATIONAL HIPPO RACING!

Admit it; you only started to doubt that this was the Central African Republic when you got to “national hippo racing”. Sadly, you’re not alone.

AFRICA'S BEST KEPT SECRET!

Forgotten and abandoned by the rest of the world, the population continues to struggle with the never-ending cycle of violence and a glaring lack of basic services. To make matters even worse, much-needed humanitarian assistance has been cut off following the official end of the civil war and the subsequent departure of many NGOs.

UNFORGETTABLE!

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hasn’t forgotten the Central African Republic. In fact, we’re delivering critical medical assistance where little or none would otherwise be available in multiple locations around Central African Republic.

Help us bring understanding to a forgotten country.

5 ALTERNATIVE FACTS ABOUT THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

1 The most beautiful
night sky in the world

It could hardly be any different in a country
where electricity is so scarce and unreliable
that there is almost no light pollution.

Imagine a hospital without electricity, without running water,
without doctors and you’ll understand why
Médecins Sans Frontières is needed now more than ever.

2 The people are
as one with nature

They have to be. For many thousands of people, surviving for long periods
in the wild is often the only safe solution to avoiding conflict.

It is vital to ensure healthcare is available where people need it.
Activities run by MSF are filling some
of the most critical gaps.

3 People show
incredible hospitality

A strong social fabric is vital in a country
where there is a big chance that you will have
to rely on the kindness of strangers for survival.

While MSF cannot rebuild all that has been destroyed,
we can keep communities healthy and thereby enable people
to help themselves, their families and each other.

4 It’s a country of
excitement and adventure

Criminal gangs and armed rebels make huge swathes
of the country unsafe. Moving outside of familiar territory
is not only adventurous, but downright dangerous.

Although violence regularly flares up, officially the civil war is over.
As a result most countries and organisations have reduced aid.
Médecins Sans Frontières however, stays as long as needs remains high.

5 Free healthcare
is available

But only for those lucky enough to live near
one of the Médecins Sans Frontières projects.

In 2016, MSF spent over €60 million
on medical aid in the Central African Republic,
providing nearly 1.1 million outpatient consultations,
and treating nearly 600,000 people for malaria.

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THANK YOU TO ALL MSF STAFF IN THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC.