Central African Republic http://www.wfp.org/feeds/Central%20African%20Republic Country content en Bridging The Hunger Gap In A Divided City Of Bambari http://www.wfp.org/videos/bridging-gap-divided-city-bambari In the conflict-stricken Central African Republic, more than 1.5 million people – one third of the population – don’t know where their next meal is coming from. In Bambari, a town on the frontline of the country’s inter-sectarian violence, around 80 percent of the people had to flee their homes and are now living on a knife-edge. WFP Communications Officer Daouda Guirou tells the story of the divided city and how is WFP helping its people. Central African Republic Bambari Central African Republic English Global Africa Video stories Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:49:19 +0000 WFP 645025 at http://www.wfp.org Bridging The Hunger Gap In A Divided City Of Bambari http://www.wfp.org/videos/bridging-gap-divided-city-bambari In the conflict-stricken Central African Republic, more than 1.5 million people – one third of the population – don’t know where their next meal is coming from. In Bambari, a town on the frontline of the country’s inter-sectarian violence, around 80 percent of the people had to flee their homes and are now living on a knife-edge. WFP Communications Officer Daouda Guirou tells the story of the divided city and how is WFP helping its people. Central African Republic Bambari Central African Republic English Global Africa Video stories Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:49:19 +0000 WFP 645025 at http://www.wfp.org C.A.R.: Bridging The Hunger Gap In The Divided City Of Bambari http://www.wfp.org/stories/bridging-the-hunger-gap-in-the-divided-city-of-bambari 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. Central African Republic Africa Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:42:05 +0000 Daouda Guirou 645017 at http://www.wfp.org Conflict in C.A.R. has raised religious tension and torn apart communities (For the Media) http://www.wfp.org/videos/conflict-car-has-raised-religious-tension-and-torn-apart-communities-media One year after the spike in violence in C.A.R, recurring attacks, reprisals, looting and killing are still ongoing in many localities. About 80 km around Bamabari, many villages, have been deserted because of widespread attacks and reprisals. About 80 percent of the population has been displaced and WFP is providing lifesaving assistance to over 40 000 people in Bambari. WFP is also providing highly nutritious food to prevent malnutrition among children and pregnant and breastfeeding women. WFP in Action Responding to Emergencies Central African Republic English Africa Central African Republic emergency Video News Release Emergencies Refugees and IDPs General Food Distribution Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:33:53 +0000 WFP 644983 at http://www.wfp.org 10 Faces Of Food Assistance In 2014 http://www.wfp.org/stories/10-faces-food-assistance-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. Central African Republic Guatemala Iraq Philippines Sierra Leone South Sudan Sri Lanka State of Palestine Syria Africa Americas Asia Middle East Mon, 29 Dec 2014 09:23:43 +0000 Martin Penner 644615 at http://www.wfp.org C.A.R. Can't Wait...To Go Back To School http://www.wfp.org/stories/car-cant-waitto-go-back-school 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.  Central African Republic Global Africa Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:30:05 +0000 Daouda Guirou 644100 at http://www.wfp.org Central African Republic: Farming And Families Hit By Insecurity http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/central-african-republic-farming-and-families-hit-insecurity Agriculture, the backbone of the economy, has contracted by 46 percent, compared to pre-crisis levels Central African Republic Africa Central African Republic emergency Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:41:20 +0000 WFP 643822 at http://www.wfp.org WFP River Convoy Carrying 1800 MT Of Rice Reaches Bangui http://www.wfp.org/videos/wfp-river-convoy-carrying-1800-metric-tons-rice-reaches-bangui A WFP river convoy carrying 1800 metric tons of rice arrived in the capital of Central African Republic, Bangui, after 13 days of upstream navigation on the Congo and Oubangui Rivers. The opening of a new river route is a major breakthrough for relief operations in the war-torn country, where 1.6 million people are food insecure. Central African Republic English Global Africa Video stories Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:42:43 +0000 WFP 643755 at http://www.wfp.org Children Around The Globe Are Back At School, So Are WFP School Meals http://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/children-around-globe-are-back-school-so-are-wfp-school-meals Children around the world are back at school after the summer break and so are WFP's school meals. Each year, WFP provides school meals to between 20 and 25 million children across 63 countries, often in the hardest-to-reach areas. Central African Republic Egypt Jordan Nicaragua Rwanda Global Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:28:39 +0000 WFP 643174 at http://www.wfp.org Dispatches From C.A.R. 5: The Boy In The Rain http://www.wfp.org/stories/dispatches-car-5-boy-rain 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. Central African Republic Global Africa Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:52:36 +0000 Donaig Le Du 643165 at http://www.wfp.org