PAU impact studies conducted in Central African Republic (CAR) show that trauma healing and peace intervention reduce anxiety, depression and PTSD among participants. But with militias in control of more than 70 percent of the country, violence is getting worse and it is increasingly difficult to deliver humanitarian services.
Ongoing conflict has left at least 1.1 million people destitute and homeless, with about 2.5 million people -- more than half of CAR’s four million inhabitants -- now in need of humanitarian assistance, according to the United Nations. Access for humanitarian workers is almost completely cut off in certain areas, and it is becoming more dangerous to operate in the country.
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