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The IOM office in the Central African Republic (CAR) was established in January 2014 in response to migratory issues and displacement resulting from outbreaks of violence in the country.

The IOM mission in CAR is currently implementing the following projects:

  • Support for the stabilization and immediate recovery of communities at risk in CAR (SIRIRI)
  • Reduction of community violence in CAR
  • Strengthening inter-community dialogue and non-violent conflict resolution in Ouham Pende, CAR
  • Strengthening national response and awareness-raising capacities to combat human trafficking and other forms of exploitation in CAR
  • Emergency humanitarian assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees and host communities

The main office of the mission is in Bangui, with four additional sub-offices in Boda, Ndélé, Paoua and Kaga Bandoro.

Programmes and Activities

SIRIRI – Support for the Stabilization and Immediate Recovery of Communities at Risk in CAR
August 2015 – August 2017
Donor: European Union

The SIRIRI project ("Peace" in Sango) implemented in Bangui, Boda, Kaga-Bandoro and Ndélé is part of the ongoing transition process in the Central African Republic. This project aims to contribute to community stabilization and the rapid recovery of communities at risk by focusing on three main and complementary objectives:

  1. Revitalize the local economy and support the immediate recovery of communities affected by the conflict through the implementation of remunerated High Intensive Workforce (THIMO) activities to strengthen peaceful coexistence and promote the resilience of youth at risk.
  2. Support and strengthen social cohesion in communities at risk of conflict through the rehabilitation of community infrastructure and support for inclusive dialogue between communities and local authorities.
  3. Increase community perception of the benefits of "living together" through the implementation of strategic, sporting and socio-cultural communication activities in close collaboration with civil society.

The project is based on three types of activities: Labor Intensive Workforce (THIMO) for more than 40,000 beneficiaries; the rehabilitation of more than 20 community infrastructures; and social cohesion (socio-cultural and sporting events, training on non-violent communication) for more than 300,000 beneficiaries.



Population (2015):4.9 million
Area:622,984 km sq
Languages :French, Sango
Currency:Coopération financière en Afrique centrale (CFA) franc (XFA)
GDP per Capita PPP (2014):USD 606
HDI Rank (2014):187 of 188
Net Migration Rate (2015-2020):0.4 migrants/1,000 population
Immigrants (2015):1.7%
Women as a Percentage of Immigrants (2015):47.1%
Population under 15 (2015):39.1%
Adult HIV Prevalence (2014):4.3%

For information on IOM activities in the Central African Republic, contact the Regional Office for Central and West Africa (Dakar):

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Regional Office for Central and West Africa
BP 16 838

Tel: +221.3 386 96 20 0
Fax: +221.3 386 96 23 3
Mobile: +221 7 763 86 04 7
Email: RODakar@iom.int
Country Website: http://www.iom.int/countries/senegal