Saturday, December 18, 2021

CAR Continues to Starve

 Civil war has raged since 2013 in the poverty-wracked nation of the Central African Republic, a nation of almost five million people, displacing hundreds of thousands from their homes and sparking a major humanitarian crisis.

The World Food Programme (WFP) estimates 42 percent of Central Africans, on average, struggle to access enough food on a daily basis, a percentage it predicts will increase next year.

More than 600,000 people have been displaced from their homes by conflict in the Central African Republic, UN humanitarian agency OCHA says.

The food crisis is more acute in the northwest of the country bordering Chad, which is still the scene of regular clashes between rebels and government forces.

In the region of Ouham-Pende around Paoua, 61 percent of people are suffering a serious food crisis, the UN food agency says.

“Everything is becoming more expensive,” says Abas Mahamat, a member of Paoua’s transport trade union. “How will the people get by?”

In CAR, desperation grows for mothers unable to feed children | Hunger News | Al Jazeera

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