25 February 2014
ROME - As thousands of people continue to flee violence across the Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is warning that neighbouring countries are struggling with more than 150,000 new arrivals in urgent need of assistance.
12 February 2014
BANGUI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) began to airlift food into the Central African Republic (CAR) today as the country faces a deepening hunger crisis with its roads too insecure to move in enough food for 1.25 million people affected by violence.
28 January 2014
BANGUI – After a first convoy of desperately needed food supplies reached the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), the UN World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed the cooperation that made the tense road journey possible but warned that securing the country’s roads is crucial to provide a food lifeline to growing numbers of displaced people.
20 January 2014
BANGUI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is running out of food to distribute to growing numbers of displaced people in the Central African Republic because insecurity is blocking supply routes.
8 January 2014
BANGUI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is distributing food to people at Bangui International Airport where an estimated 100,000 people have sought refuge. The food distributions resumed after a three-week break because of insecurity at the site.
31 December 2013
BANGUI/ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today it would scale up food distributions in conflict-wracked Central African Republic (CAR) to assist up to 1.25 million people in the next eight months as growing numbers of people go hungry.
10 December 2013
BANGUI– A joint rapid assessment in the Central African Republic (CAR) found that more than 60,000 people have been displaced after renewed violence erupted on 5 December and that food is a priority. To respond to immediate needs, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing food assistance to affected people across the capital, as well as in Bossangoa to the north-west.
8 November 2013
BANGUI – A recent study has found that 1.1 million people in the Central African Republic (CAR) risk going hungry and warns the situation could worsen because of poor harvests and a drastic slowdown in economic activity following months of violence.
20 September 2013
BANGUI – At the end of a two-day visit to the Central African Republic (CAR), the UN World Food Programme (WFP) Regional Director for West Africa, Denise Brown, says that the organization is committed to scaling up food assistance to people displaced by conflict in CAR.
8 August 2013
ROME – New Video of CAR for use by broadcasters can be downloaded here: LINK
- World Food Programme: Giving generously Source: The Economist
- U.N. Debates the Breadth of a Mission in the Central African Republic Source: The New York Times
- WFP trying to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe in Central African Republic Source: Vatican Radio
- Tensions High in CAR Town of Kaga Bandoro Source: VOA News
- WFP needs security to deliver food to 155,000 people in CAR Source: Afrique En Ligne
- 4 March 2014 Malnutrition Threatens Displaced Children In CAR
- 19 February 2014 Canada Donates Crucial Aid For Central African Republic