This week, NBC reporter, Cynthia McFadden, ventured into the Central African Republic to report on the plight of the children of the country, who have been impacted by a country at war. Below are links to two video reports filed by McFadden, one for the Today Show and one for NBC Nightly News. (For more than 100 years, the Central African Republic has been the focus of missionary work and many prayers of people in Charis Fellowship congregations. Several Charis Fellowship ministries work in the region, including Encompass World Partners, Water for Good, and Three Strands.)
Central African Republic civil war puts 1.5 million kids at risk
The Central African Republic is amid a brutal civil war that has killed tens of thousands. NBC’s Cynthia McFadden investigates for TODAY, providing a heartbreaking look at how it’s affecting the country’s children and sharing how people can help.
BANGUI, Central African Republic — By the time Vincent arrived at the hospital, he was so weak that he was unable to sit up on his own.
His head looked huge atop his emaciated body. His skin looked paper thin over his protruding ribs.
Vincent was still six months shy of his second birthday. He was so malnourished he could no longer eat.
“The child’s stomach is shutting down,” Caryl Stern, the CEO of UNICEF USA, said as she maneuvered through the Bangui Paediatric Centre, the country’s only children’s hospital.
Click here to read the complete story and view the video report from NBC Nightly News.