CAR crisis in 360

Central African Republic is one of the worst countries in the world to be a child. With an infrastructure already crippled by decades of corruption and recurrent coups, the West African nation is now mired in a smoldering civil war. Kids are caught in the middle – many live in IDP camps or on the streets orphaned by conflict; most now struggle to access health and education services, and some have even been forced to work in diamond mines. But despite the scale of the challenges facing these kids, a lack of media coverage has led to the country being likened to a “house without windows”. For the first time, this 360 feature provides a virtual window into this ongoing conflict and its longlasting impact on the country’s most vulnerable demographic: its children.