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President:Msgr. Dieudonne Nzapalainga
Secretary General:Fr André Singa
Postal address: B.P. 1518, Bangui, Central African Republic
Telephone: +236 618 167
+236 50 24 84
Fax: +236 61 46 92
Caritas Central African Republic works in a country beset by ongoing insecurity and widespread poverty. Three decades of insecurity ended in 1993, but there was further unrest in 2002 and 2003 and subsequently, which has hindered economic development. The people of the Central African Republic are among the poorest in the world.
The agency helps people displaced by violence: in 2006 it was part of a multi-agency initiative assisting 2,000 people in Markounda, Bodjomo, Bemal and other villages.
Caritas CAR also provided a depot for food and non-food items in Markounda and helped to distribute provisions provided by the United Nations World Food Programme.
The agency works with people living with HIV and helps to improve their access to anti-retroviral drugs. This work is essential in a country where 10 percent of people aged 15-24 are living with HIV.
Caritas CAR is active in projects that address: