An IPC analysis carried out in July 2013 estimated that 40% of the rural population – some 1.3 million people – were in Crisis (IPC phase 3) or Emergency (IPC phase 4). This is nearly double the amount estimated in February 2013. In the most affected areas of the country (Ouaham, Nana-Grebizi, Kemo, Ouham-Pende) more than 20% of the households were in Emergency. The consequences of armed conflict that started in December 2012 are the main drivers of the high food insecurity. Farmers and pastoralists are the most affected livelihood groups.
According to UNHCR there are close to 400,000 IDPs in CAR, of which some 170,000 were displaced after renewed violence in Ouham province in September 2013. According to UNHCR, more than 62,000 people have fled to neighbouring countries since December 2012.