Lingyun Xu Wan
As it uses to do it practically every year, few days ago, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) granted 4 000 delivery kits and 1,700 post rape kits to victims of the recent crises in CAR. These medical kits, worth 50 million CFA F, have been provided to 3 NGOs operating in Centrafric.
Three non-governmental organizations operating in the prefectures of Ouaka, Ouham Pende, Nana Gribizi and Ouham received from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) a large batch of medical devices and kits, for carrying an urgent medical emergency assistance, under the Minimum Initial Service Package on Reproductive Health (MISP). This will also help to respond to Gender Based Violence / SEA cases recorded during recent outbreaks of crises in the Central African Republic.
The grant mainly composed of Reproductive Health, post rape emergency and blood transfusion kits were graciously given to COHEB International (Community Humanitarian Emergency Board), Vitality-Plus and GDAP (Group for the Agro-Pastoral Development) by the agency, under the control of the Central African Ministry of Health, through the Central of Emergency Response Fund (CERF); aimed at improving the conditions for offering health services (Minimum Initial Service Package, Medical Management of GBV-SEA and Family Planning), in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO).
This gesture comes as urgent response to the recent continuing deteriorating of security, and the massive withdrawal of international NGOs, that have been affected by violent activities of armed groups.
The need to save lives despite the recurrence of fighting was stressed by the UNFPA Representative in Bangui ADA Pouye, at the presentation of this grant through his deputy Alain Akpadji, who pointed out that life must go on and that humanitarian NGOs need to maintain their presence beside vulnerable and affected populations, sometimes, at the sacrifice (cost) of their lives.
Receiving the grant, COHEB International Country Director was grateful and promises a rapid response corresponding to the move of UNFPA. According to Charles Anibed Seta, “If UNFPA has not lost the time to support us, we will not lose as time to rescue vulnerable populations, despite the obstacles we are faced with.”
Meanwhile GDAP National Programme Manager Joseph Mokoss, also shows satisfaction and added that “This grant will help us to assist pregnant women, young girls and adolescents who are already in very difficult situations we encounter with the withdrawal of some international NGOs who dedicated for free care to vulnerable people.”
This joint project with WHO help to save lives in the volatile safety conditions experienced by some areas of the vast nation.
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