WFP needs security to deliver food to 155,000 people in CAR

Published on 27 January 2014

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has called for security to be re-established along the main roads in Central African Republic (CAR) to allow access for vital aid and humanitarian staff, as 38 trucks with a month’s supply of food for 155,000 people remained blocked at the frontier. But despite the ongoing violence and insecurity, WFP spokesperson Elisabeth Byrs said on Saturday that the agency was providing aid to more than 110,000 displaced people in Bangui, the capital, and other towns. She said clashes at checkpoints along the Beloko-Bangui corridor continued to hamper the movement of trucks, with cereal stocks running low and close to being exhausted.

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