CAR is a signatory to the 1951 convention as well as its additional protocol, in addition to establishing a national framework for its implementation as of 2007. Refugees who's asylum cases are registered by the GoC receive ID cards in addition to having the ability to obtain civil status certificates. There are roughly 10,611 refugees n CAR, 50% of which are women. Most refugees live in rural areas within refugee camps at 78.9%, with 10% living in urban areas. Most refugees in CAR are from DRC at 42.38%, Chad at 30.4% and South Sudan at 19.39%. In addition to refugees there are also 688,700 IDPs within the country (GFI). Although land has been allocated for refugees by the government, food assistance is the main source of livelihoods for refugees. This due to the fact that refugees are generally forbidden from farming on the allocated land. The main livelihoods opportunities for refugees given the country's main industries include agriculture, livestock, breeding and small trade. Most refugees report living conditions similar to the countries in which they fled, with socio-economic and political instability in the country have a strong impact on the overall well being of refugees as well as their livelihoods .
CAR is a landlocked country recovering from a security crisis. Due to the security situation, CAR has seen a large wave of internal displacement, with over 2.5 million individuals in dire need of assistance, almost half the population of 4.6 million. CAR’s GDP growth has dropped from 4.5% in 2016 to a current 3.8% per annum. Industrial growth, however, has increased from 2% in 2016 to 7.2%, mainly led by construction, agri-industry and green diamonds. Additionally, inflation has dropped from 4.6% to 4.1%, yet 56.2% of CAR’s GDP is still allocated to public debt, straining the countries economic stability. CAR ranks 188 out of 188 countries on the Human Development Index due to the fact that while the countries poor work in the agricultural sector, farming is near impossible due to the instability of the security situation, undermining food security, and hindering economic progress for the agri-industry (World Bank).
3,000 households from Refugee and Host communities
500 households from Refugee and Host communities