26 May 2015
Many children in the Central African Republic (CAR) suffer from intestinal worm infection. These infections can begin early in a child's life, and they affect their health, nutritional status, and mental development. Although the World Food Programme’s (WFP) school meals are crucial, children cannot study properly when they are sick. In collaboration with UNICEF and the Ministry of Education, WFP has just embarked on a deworming campaign as part of its school meals programme, aiming to improve the health of 250,000 children across the country.
27 April 2015
With more than 400,000 people forcibly displaced inside the Central African Republic (CAR) since the outbreak of violence in December 2013, WFP continues to provide life-saving assistance to hundreds of thousands of people in dire need. One important aspect of our work has been the fight against malnutrition. WFP provides highly nutritious food to children suffering from malnutrition, including a ready-to-use nutrient supplement called Plumpy’ Sup for children affected by moderately acute malnutrition. The treatment is provided at health centres managed by WFP partners. In 2014, over 34,000 children received treatment under this initiative, called targeted supplementary feeding.
30 January 2015
Daouda Guirou comes from Mopti in central Mali and has worked for WFP for five years. Last October he was deployed as a communications officer to the Central African Republic where he follows food deliveries and handles media and donor relations in difficult and often very dangerous conditions.
More than 900,000 people have been displaced by extreme violence in C.A.R in the past 12 months. Daouda travelled to Bambari, the country’s second largest city. This is his personal account of his journey.
29 December 2014
From Ebola-hit countries in Africa to Syria, Iraq and the Philippines, food assistance played its part again this year in helping families get through emergencies. Here are 10 people in 10 different countries who received assistance in 2014 thanks to WFP’s supporters – governments, companies and individuals.
20 November 2014
After several delays due to insecurity, many schools have opened today in the conflict-torn Central African Republic (C.A.R.) As children are back in class, WFP's school meals programme has restarted. We followed Christelle, a 8 year old girl in second grade, during her first day of school in the capital Bangui, after a break of four months.
16 September 2014
While violence and displacement of people remain the daily routine, WFP’s Communications Officer in Bangui, Donaig Le Du, shares her impressions from the field. Here's the fifth part of her series of blogs from C.A.R.
3 September 2014
Twelve months after the last such survey, a nationwide assessment is about to get underway in Central African Republic to measure how 'food secure' families now are. The Emergency Food Security Assessment is being carried out by WFP, C.A.R. authorities and NGO partners so they can see how to respond better to the needs of the population.
21 August 2014
Thousands of people have been displaced by the violence in the Bambari region of the Central African Republic since late June 2014. In dire security conditions, WFP provides food to people who have lost everything.
14 August 2014
It was Friday night in Bangui. I was coming home from an early dinner when I realized that I had forgotten something – it was the little next-door cafe's karaoke night grand opening.
5 August 2014
On the evening of 11 July, a baby was born in Boda. I met the tiny little girl and her mother, 18-year-old Félicité, in the early hours of the following day. Félicité was sitting by the fire, just outside a tent, in the camp on the Catholic church compound. The baby was sound asleep. Such a small baby, still unnamed, wrapped in an orange blanket.
- Worsened security leads to further displacement in Central African Republic Source: Xinhua News
- Today’s Central African Republic: It Really Doesn’t Get Much Worse Than This Source: The Ottawa Citizen (Canada)
- Hatred festers as Muslims and Christians suffer in Central African Republic Source: Irish Times
- WFP Chief Calls for Humanitarian Intervention in CAR Source: VOA News
- In Central African Republic, a ‘very desperate situation’ in makeshift camps Source: PBS NewsHour
- 2 February 2015 Bridging The Hunger Gap In A Divided City Of Bambari