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Central African Republic

The Silent Crisis(Life; 5)

Explores the economic and social crises facing the Central African Republic by examining the country's ill-equipped health system. A landlocked former French colony of just under four million people, the Central African Republic is one of the least developed countries in the world but appeals for aid have fallen largely on deaf ears. Only a handful of aid agencies continue to work there, and the amount of aid it gets is pitiful compared to other sub-Saharan countries. In 2003, it received just $12.9 USD per person.

Under the Gun: Displacement in the Central African Republic

Years of political and criminal violence have kept the Central African Republic among the poorest countries in the world. Rebels, soldiers and kidnapping gangs have spread terror in much of the north where the central government barely exists. 2009.