Helen Clark and CAR Prime Minister discuss country's recovery

27 Sep 2013

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Administrator of UNDP, Helen Clark, and the Prime Minister of the Central African Republic, discussed the country’s humanitarian and security situation and the possibility of boosting early recovery efforts there.

Describing the humanitarian situation in his country as “catastrophic,” Tiangaye delivered an impassioned plea from the podium of the United Nations General Assembly for full-scale international support to save his country from the internecine violence now tearing it apart.

The entire CAR population of some 4.6 million people is affected by the crisis, 1.6 million have been driven from their homes, including 60,000 children who risk dying from malnutrition, at least 650,000 children cannot go to school, 484,000 people are suffering from severe food insecurity, and 3,500 children have been recruited into the armed groups, he added.

The UNDP office in Bangui has established an emergency strategic plan for 2013 to 2015 to reflect the country’s recent developments.

UNDP has committed to support the transition process, early recovery and a resumption of development projects. Support will be given to manage the government’s transition roadmap.