Central African Republic
Active in the country since 2014, FSD supports the ongoing peace process and conducts targeted development projects.
These two children are on their way to the local school in Bouar. Only half of the children in the country finish primary school. (Central African Republic, 2019)
Central african republic
The Central African Republic has endured decades of violence and political unrest. Since the resumption of the civil war in early 2013, one in four Central Africans has left his home. Poverty is endemic and the majority of the population has no access to essential services.
In 2019, the Government and the main armed groups in the country signed a peace agreement.
The agreement led to a process, initiated with the support of the European Union, to reform the security sector as well as to demobilise, demilitarise and reintegrate former combatants.
The agreement involves creating special mixed security units, comprising members of the Central African armed forces and of the different armed groups. It also involves implementing measures to restore State authority throughout the country, which primarily remains under the control of rebel groups.
The aim is to guarantee the stability of the country and the safety of the population, enable internally displaced people to return to their homes and help improve living conditions.
Thanks to this disarmament project, I now have a job. I can build things. I would never abandon this to return to fighting.
former rebel of an armed group
Trained in carpentry by FSD as part of its support to the peace programme
FSD in the Central African Republic
In 2014, while the country was in the middle of civil war, FSD launched its first initiative, a small project to raise awareness on the dangers associated with handling weapons, ammunition or explosive remnants of war. The organisation was also involved in recovering, identifying and burying the remains of victims of the conflict.
From 2015, as part of a European Union project, FSD gradually focused its efforts on activities aimed at restoring the authority of the State in the country. This includes supporting the organisation and administration of the Central African defence ministry, and the deployment of new security forces in different regions of the country.
At the same time, FSD carries out support activities within local communities. Measures are under way to create jobs, improve access to drinking water and promote the empowerment of women.
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