Nearly 280-thousand people have been displaced in the capital, Bangui, alone.
But there is hope... in the form of the International Organization for Migration, which is trying to give people a reason to stay.
It has set up a cash-for-work street cleaning project in the troubled capital, and promotes cooperation and coexistence between different groups.
50 youths are divided into five cleaning crews with a mix of Christians and Muslims, men and women. All 29 neighbourhoods are represented, which means everyone is contributing to the community.
The aim is to encourage reconciliation.
Original article: ENCA.com