Chantal and her son both live on the catholic church compound while Mariama and Yusuf (picture below) live in a Muslim enclave, just accros the stream. Photo: WFP/Donaig Le Du

C.A.R : Two families and the stream that separates them

The little town of Boda, west of Bangui, has seen a lot of violence over the past months. Things are calmer now, but two communities still live apart from each other, living by the stream that separates them. WFP assists both communities and supports the resumption of agricultural activities

Emergency in Central African Republic

"We urgently need support from donors so we won’t start running out of food. We are providing food for hungry people wherever we can in CAR. But insecurity is the biggest challenge.” WFP West Africa Regional Director Denise Brown.

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Overview

 The Central African Republic (C.A.R.) has been caught up in the worst  political and humanitarian crisis of its history for over a year. With more than 600,000 people internally displaced as of May 2014, persistent violence is affecting the entire population in C.A.R and 1.6 million people are food insecured. The crisis has become one of the main challenges facing humanitarian and international communities. 

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