Q&A: Networking with communities and armed groups in CAR's humanitarian response

Patricia Danzi, regional director for Africa at the International Committee of the Red Cross. Photo by: Birom Seck / ICRC

NAIROBI — The deteriorating humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic remains a challenging operating environment for the humanitarian sector, as aid workers navigate violent clashes between armed groups and targeted attacks against populations.

The conflict is estimated to have pushed one-fifth of the nation’s population of 5 million people from their homes, which is the highest level of displacement since the crisis started in 2013.  

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    Sara Jerving

    Sara Jerving is Devex's East Africa Correspondent based in Nairobi. She is a reporter and producer, whose work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Vice News, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Nation magazine, among others. Sara holds a master's degree in business and economic reporting from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism where she was a Lorana Sullivan fellow.