Central African Republic

    UNICEF is teaming up with the government of the Central African Republic to distribute at least one mosquito net treated with long-lasting insecticides to every household across the nation. The campaign plans to reach 896,000 households in the coming months. The agency requires an additional 1.5 million insecticide-treated mosquito nets and USD1 million to cover logistical costs. Meanwhile, some 20,000 people in the CAR have been uprooted from their homes due to attacks of Ugandan rebel group Lord’s Resistance Army. The number of internally displaced persons in the nation is now more then 180,000, according to United Nations agencies.

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    • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

      As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.