Search for Safety


Families take refuge at the airport of Bangui, the capital city of Central African Republic. The airport is protected by French and African forces, giving families some assurance of safety from rampant conflict.

“Take a photo of me so you don't forget me," the woman told a World Vision photographer. She said her name is Josephine, "but it is not my real name."

"I am too scared to talk because of revenge. Just remember me and help us," she said.

The situation in CAR remains volatile as clashing groups continue violent attacks throughout the country of 4.6 million people. Conflict has displaced 430,000 people from their homes since December 2013.

Schools have closed, making children vulnerable to abuse and violence, including recruitment into the warring factions.

Now, 2.5 million people need immediate help such as protection, food, and access to health services.

Written by Chris Huber

Photo © 2014 Bruno Col /World Vision

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