Central African Republic http://www.wfp.org/feeds/Central%20African%20Republic Country content en UN Agencies Provide Seeds, Tools And Food To Break Hunger Cycle In The C.A.R. http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/un-agencies-provide-seeds-tools-and-food-break-hunger-cycle-car FAO and WFP extending critical support to farming families in Central African Republic during lean season Central African Republic Global Africa Rome-based agencies (RBAs) Wed, 25 May 2016 10:04:52 +0000 WFP 649688 at http://www.wfp.org US Support Vital As Vulnerable Communities In Cameroon Brace For Harsh Lean Season http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/us-support-vital-vulnerable-communities-cameroon-brace-harsh-lean-season YAOUNDE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of nearly 15,000 metric tons of food, worth US$21 million or CFA 12 billion, from USAID’s Food for Peace Program to Cameroon. This food will bring vital support to 300,000 people−refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and vulnerable food insecure populations−over the next three months, just when they need it most, at the onset of the lean season. Cameroon Central African Republic Africa Fri, 22 Apr 2016 08:46:12 +0000 WFP 649491 at http://www.wfp.org For Families In Central African Republic, Food Situation Dire http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/families-central-african-republic-food-situation-dire New report shows massive price hikes, crop production far below pre-crisis levels – revitalizing agriculture key for lasting peace Central African Republic Global Africa Tue, 01 Mar 2016 11:41:56 +0000 WFP 649134 at http://www.wfp.org Focus On Zero Hunger: The Central African Republic (Episode 12) http://www.wfp.org/videos/focus-zero-hunger-central-african-republic-episode-12 Three years of crisis have taken a huge toll on the people of the Central African Republic (C.A.R.). Half of the population – nearly 2.5 million people − faces hunger. This means that one in two people does not know where their next meal is coming from. Families have been forced to sell what they own, pull their kids out of school, even resort to begging. People in the C.A.R. have reached the end of their rope, and they need support more so now than ever before. WFP in Action Central African Republic English Global Africa Video stories Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:23:58 +0000 WFP 648874 at http://www.wfp.org A Mom's Struggle In Conflict-Ravaged Central African Republic http://www.wfp.org/stories/moms-struggle-conflict-ravaged-central-african-republic Nicole Sabiko, a young mom of 23 with four children, stepped into the new year the same way as she began the year before, and the one before that. Being displaced. Together with her children, she has been finding refuge at one of the many displaced people’s camps in Bangui, the capital of conflict-ravaged Central African Republic. How is she surviving? Focus on Women Central African Republic Global Africa Central African Republic emergency Thu, 21 Jan 2016 10:41:32 +0000 WFP 648863 at http://www.wfp.org Hunger in C.A.R. Has Doubled-Half the Country Affected (For the Media) http://www.wfp.org/videos/hunger-car-has-doubled-half-country-affected-media BANGUI – An Emergency Food Security Assessment by the United Nations World Food Programme and its partners reveals that half  the population of the Central African Republic – nearly 2.5 million people − faces hunger. This marks a doubling in the number of hungry people in a one-year period, as conflict and insecurity have led to limited access to and availability of food. According to the assessment, one in six women, men and children struggles with severe or extreme food insecurity – not knowing where their next meal is coming from – while more than one in three are moderately food insecure. WFP needs urgent support to continue to provide food and nutritional assistance to displaced and vulnerable communities as well as to support recovery efforts. US$41 million is needed so that WFP can respond to urgent needs through to the end of June in the C.A.R. and the neighbouring countries hosting C.A.R. refugees. To date, WFP’s operation is only 45 percent funded.  Responding to Emergencies Central African Republic English Africa Central African Republic emergency Video News Release Wed, 20 Jan 2016 13:24:30 +0000 WFP 648845 at http://www.wfp.org Half The Population Of The Central African Republic Faces Hunger, WFP Warns http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/half-population-central-african-republic-faces-hunger-wfp-warns BANGUI – An Emergency Food Security Assessment by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and its partners reveals that half the population of the Central African Republic (C.A.R.) – nearly 2.5 million people − faces hunger. This marks a doubling in the number of hungry people in a one-year period, as conflict and insecurity have led to limited access to and availability of food. Central African Republic Africa Wed, 20 Jan 2016 12:06:25 +0000 WFP 648843 at http://www.wfp.org In The Central African Republic WFP Scales Up Local Food Purchase To Boost The Economy And Livelihoods And Benefit School Children http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/central-african-republic-wfp-scales-local-food-purchase-boost-economy-and-liveliho BANGUI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is expanding its Purchase for Progress (P4P) activity in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.). Through this initiative funded by the United States, Germany and Japan, WFP plans to support 12,000 small-scale farmers by purchasing over 400 metric tons of food for its school meals programme during the next few months. Central African Republic Africa Thu, 03 Dec 2015 10:28:06 +0000 WFP 648555 at http://www.wfp.org World Food Day WFP Appeals for Global Effort to End Conflict, Climate Change and Other Obstacles to Zero Hunger (For the Media) http://www.wfp.org/videos/world-food-day-wfp-appeals-global-effort-end-conflict-climate-change-and-other-obstacles-zero MILAN – Speaking today at World Food Day events in Italy, Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, appealed to the entire global community to take action and help to ensure that the world achieves #ZeroHunger. She invited everyone to mark World Food Day by posting #ZeroHunger on social media. No one individual or organization owns #ZeroHunger, which is the goal we share and the world we want. WFP encourages people to join a new community Facebook page and switch their profile page to highlight a striking white circle representing the target of Zero Hunger. According to The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 report, 795 million people suffer from hunger today, down 167 million from a decade ago. To speed up progress and save countless lives and build stronger futures by 2030, it would take an annual investment of US$265 billion – about 0.3 percent of the global Gross Domestic Product. The economic benefit of ending hunger, however, is calculated to be worth about 5 percent of global GDP.  ED - E.Cousin Central African Republic Malawi South Sudan English Africa Executive Director - Ertharin Cousin Video News Release Thu, 15 Oct 2015 15:36:53 +0000 WFP 648149 at http://www.wfp.org WFP Reaches Newly Displaced People With Life-Saving Food In Central African Republic http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-reaches-newly-displaced-people-life-saving-food-central-african-republic BANGUI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has reached more than 30,000 newly displaced people in desperate need of food in the Central African Republic’s capital after a new surge in violence. The assistance follows WFP being forced to briefly suspend its operation during attacks. Central African Republic Global Africa Wed, 14 Oct 2015 14:06:19 +0000 WFP 648139 at http://www.wfp.org