Since June 2013, Switzerland has been stepping up its activities in the Central African Republic. The country is now one of the priority operational areas for Swiss Humanitarian Aid. In 2014, Switzerland increased its financial contributions to its priority multilateral partners and to several NGOs. Currently, Switzerland's contribution to humanitarian activities amounts to approximately CHF 7 million per year, deployed through the ICRC, the WFP, the Humanitarian Fund and NGOs. In this context, Switzerland's activities in the Central African Republic focus on health and civil protection services.