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Supplies and Logistics

Central African Republic

© © UNICEF/NYHQ2013-0289/Jordi Matas
A health worker distributes deworming tablets at one of many temporary immunization sites in Bangui, the capital, during the measles vaccination campaign. Children are also receiving vitamin A during the campaign.

Insecurity and tension remain high in the Central African Republic (CAR), particularly in and around the capital, Bangui. It is estimated there are more than 127,000 internally displaced people in the city, located in 31 camps.

Despite the security constraints, UNICEF continues to provide life-saving interventions to most of the affected areas. These include the provision of water and sanitation supplies, child friendly spaces for 13,000 children to engage in education and recreation activities, and nutrition supplies for the management of severe acute and moderate malnutrition.

On 13 December 2013, a UNICEF charter flight carrying 77 MT of essential supplies from UNICEF's Copenhagen warehouse landed in Bangui. The flight included blankets, soap, jerry cans, medicine, water purification supplies and plastic sheeting health and midwifery kits, for immediate distribution to up to 37,500 people. Read more here.

UNICEF supply and logistics staff are also working to overcome limited local transport capacity and inactivity due to the security situation - to ensure these emergency supplies reach the affected population.

Sources: OCHA CAR Flash Update 5



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