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Desertification, water pollution, habitat destruction, and poaching are all obstacles to the environmental stability of the Central African Republic.1 Floods and droughts continue to strain the economy, which is largely reliant on agriculture. Additionally, soil erosion has decreased the amount of viable farmland.2 In 2009, the government created the Ministry of the Environment and Ecology, which was charged with improving the management of the environment.3 However, the ministry has been largely ineffective due to a lack of public awareness and a shortage of sustainable resources. Additionally, the Ministry faces a severe shortage of manpower, with only 57 employees serving a country of 5 million people.4 Due to limited government funds and staff, most environmental disaster relief and management has fallen to outside organizations.5

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Central African Republic News

New York - The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday he is going to conflict-torn Central African Republic next week to spotlight growing communal tensions, spreading violence and deteriorating humanitarian situation as well as ... See more..
Anadolu Agency 
A UN mission on Wednesday condemned reports of violence in southern Central African Republic which have claimed several lives. The Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) said in a statement it had ... See more..
Najat Rochdi, the UN's humanitarian coordinator in Central African Republic, said on Tuesday that operations have been suspended entirely in some remote areas of the southeast because aid could only be delivered there by air and had become too ... See more..
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Voice of America 
Fighting in some parts of Central African Republic has become so intense that United Nations and private aid agencies have had to suspend their activities. The U.N. humanitarian coordinator in the C.A.R., Najat Rochdi, says security has become so bad ... See more..
Washington Post 
BRIA, Central African Republic — Inside a sprawling tent camp protected by a U.N. tank and a line of barbed wire, Jerry Zoumatchi cradled an ancient rifle. He said he'd never touched a weapon until four months ago. But then rebels shot dead his father ... See more..
UN News Centre 
Many people – women and children mainly – prepare to flee Kaga-Bandoro, Central African Republic, towards Chad. The men stay behind to take care of their livestock or businesses. Photo: OCHA/Emmanuelle Schneider ... See more..
The Sun Daily 
BOUAR, Central African Republic: At Bouar appeal court, presiding judge Aime Pascal Delimo twiddles his thumbs, surveys his empty office and then, with a sigh, closes his door to leave early. Delimo wields jurisdiction over territory in western Central ... See more..
The Express Tribune 
The UN chief will pay his first visit to the Central African Republic later this month as the country struggles to overcome the sectarian violence that exploded after the 2013 overthrow of longtime leader Francois Bozize by the mainly Muslim Seleka ... See more..
Rose and her family crossed from Mobaye, a town just across the river in the Central African Republic (CAR), four months earlier. Armed groups and the fires have destroyed any hope they had of returning home soon. “All our belongings are there, we ... See more.. 
Kinshasa — RIVAL Muslim armed groups have killed over 130 civilians, including children, at the peak of their infighting in the Central African Republic (CAR). The clashes have been widespread since November 2016 when fighting broke out between the ... See more..
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Central Africa, north of Democratic Republic of the Congo

Total 622,984 sq km
Land 622,984 sq km
Water 0 sq km


tropical; hot, dry winters; mild to hot, wet summers
Natural Resources

diamonds, uranium, timber, gold, oil, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

hot, dry, dusty harmattan winds affect northern areas; floods are common
Current Environmental Issues

tap water is not potable; poaching has diminished the country's reputation as one of the last great wildlife refuges; desertification; deforestation


Central African
5,166,510 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups


Subsistence agriculture, together with forestry and mining, remains the backbone of the economy of the Central African Republic (CAR), with about 60% of the population living in outlying areas. The agricultural sector generates more than half of GDP. Timber and diamonds account for most export earnings, followed by cotton. Important constraints to economic development include the CAR's landlocked position, a poor transportation system, a largely unskilled work force, and a legacy of misdirected macroeconomic policies. Factional fighting between the government and its opponents remains a drag on economic revitalization. Since 2009 the IMF has worked closely with the government to ...See More institute reforms that have resulted in some improvement in budget transparency, but other problems remain. The government's additional spending in the run-up to the election in 2011 worsened CAR's fiscal situation. Distribution of income is extraordinarily unequal. Grants from France and the international community can only partially meet humanitarian needs. In 2012 the World Bank approved $125 million in funding for transport infrastructure and regional trade, focused on the route between CAR's capital and the port of Douala in Cameroon. After a two year lag in donor support, the IMF's first review of CAR's extended credit facility for 2012-15 praised improvements in revenue collection but warned of weak management of spending. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$3.955 billion (2012 est.); $3.799 billion (2011 est.); $3.677 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

4.9% of GDP (2012 est.); 3.6% of GDP (2011 est.); 4% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

cotton, coffee, tobacco, manioc (tapioca), yams, millet, corn, bananas; timber

gold and diamond mining, logging, brewing, sugar refining