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Our mission is to build up the Body of Christ; encourage obedience to God’s call in Romans 12: to give freely; encourage relational ministry; and bear witness to the God who can take our gifts—however small—and use them for His purposes beyond what we can imagine. Finally, we seek to ...See More silence the lies of the enemy when he says, “you can’t afford it,” “your gift won’t make a difference,” and “someone else will pick up the slack.” Show Less
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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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1 http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Africa/Central-African-Republic-ENVIRONMENT.html
2 Ibid
3http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTRANETENVIRONMENT/Resources/CARCEA.pdf
4 Ibid
5 http://www.ifrc.org/docs/Appeals/13/MDRCF017.pdf
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Central African Republic News

Reliefweb 
Bangui, 17 August 2017 – The deterioration of the security situation in the Central African Republic this year and the sharp increase in needs forced the humanitarian community to revise the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP). Launched in January 2017, ... See more..
New York Times 
The United Nations warned on Tuesday of a rapidly worsening armed conflict in the Central African Republic, where tens of thousands of people have fled their homes and aid groups say formerly peaceful areas are now too dangerous for them to carry out ... See more..
UN News Centre 
In Haute Kotto Prefecture, Central African Republic, IDPs in PK3 are trying to give to the site a life of its own. Some are selling wood or cassava flour and children have already organized their playgrounds. Photo: OCHA/Yaye N. Sene ... See more..
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UNHCR 
KINSHASA – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is concerned about the ongoing influx of asylum seekers from the Central African Republic (CAR) into remote areas of the neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where very few humanitarian ... See more..
New York Daily News 
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Clashes between a militia and a self-defense group in southeastern Central African Republic have left at least 30 civilians dead including six Red Cross volunteers who were attending a crisis meeting at a health ... See more..
Crux: Covering all things Catholic 
Spanish missionary Bishop Juan José Aguirre, who heads the Bangassou diocese in the Central African Republic, sent a message to his brother in Spain saying that Muslim militias killed 50 people on Tuesday, and that he fears for what might be the ... See more..
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International 
The displaced people in Batangafo were forced out of the camp in which they were sheltering after it was looted and burned down during the fighting in the area. See more..
STRATFOR 
Stephen O'Brien, the U.N. Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, said on Aug. 7 that the situation in the Central African Republic had deteriorated to the point that "the early warning signs of genocide" were there. That a U.N. official is ... See more..
ReliefWeb 
Situation Since 2012, conflict driven by political and religious tensions has disrupted livelihoods and food security in the Central African Republic (CAR), a poor, ... See more..
UN News Centre 
The top United Nations peacekeeping official is in the Central African Republic where he today discussed the security situation and the political process, while ... See more..
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Geography

Central Africa, north of Democratic Republic of the Congo
Area

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

Climate

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

Demographics

Nationality
Central African
Population
5,166,510 (July 2013 est.)
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Languages
Religions

Finances

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
Industries

gold and diamond mining, logging, brewing, sugar refining