Central African Republic https://www.wfp.org/feeds/Central%20African%20Republic Country content en World Food Day WFP Appeals for Global Effort to End Conflict, Climate Change and Other Obstacles to Zero Hunger (For the Media) https://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 https://www.wfp.org WFP Reaches Newly Displaced People With Life-Saving Food In Central African Republic https://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 https://www.wfp.org Crisis In Central African Republic Leads To New Refugee Influx; Agencies Struggle To Meet Humanitarian Needs https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/crisis-central-african-republic-leads-new-refugee-influx-agencies-struggle-meet-hu KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, 6 October 2015 – The escalation of violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) caused over 2,000 people, most of them women and children, to flee into neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) within one week. Central African Republic Africa Tue, 06 Oct 2015 14:52:31 +0000 WFP 648058 at https://www.wfp.org 10 Facts About Hunger https://www.wfp.org/stories/10-facts-about-hunger Here are ten things to know to understand the global food and nutrition situation. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter. Afghanistan Algeria Angola Armenia Azerbaijan Bangladesh Benin Bhutan Bolivia Brazil Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad China Colombia Comoros Congo Congo, Democratic Republic of the Côte d'Ivoire Cuba Djibouti Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Eritrea Ethiopia Gambia Georgia Ghana Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Haiti Honduras India Indonesia Iran Iraq Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Kyrgyzstan Lao People’s Democratic Republic Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Madagascar Malawi Mali Mauritania Moldova, Republic of Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nepal Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Pakistan Palestine, State of Panama Peru Philippines Russian Federation Rwanda Sao Tome and Principe Senegal Sierra Leone Somalia South Africa South Sudan Sri Lanka Sudan Swaziland Syrian Arab Republic Tajikistan Tanzania, United Republic of Timor-Leste Togo Tunisia Uganda Ukraine Uzbekistan Viet Nam Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe Africa Americas Asia Europe Middle East Wed, 30 Sep 2015 07:54:56 +0000 WFP 647971 at https://www.wfp.org UNHCR & WFP Launch Food Vouchers For Congolese Refugees In The Central African Republic https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/unhcr-wfp-launch-food-vouchers-congolese-refugees-central-african-republic BANGUI - Some 2,650 Congolese refugees this week received food vouchers that allowed them to get their food from local markets in Zemio, in south-eastern Central African Republic (C.A.R.) as part of a partnership between the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Programme (WFP). Central African Republic Congo, Democratic Republic of the Africa Thu, 24 Sep 2015 10:47:56 +0000 WFP 647967 at https://www.wfp.org WFP and ECHO: Working Together To Tackle Food Insecurity in C.A.R. https://www.wfp.org/stories/wfp-and-echo-seek-sustainable-solutions-car-crisis The acute and complex emergency affecting C.A.R has resulted in widespread disruption in peple’s livelihoods.  Nearly a quarter of the population is in need of urgent food assistance, with food production about 50 per cent less in 2014 than pre-crisis.  WFP and EU's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) are working together to provide both food assistance and find sustainable solutions to address food insecurity. Central African Republic Africa Wed, 16 Sep 2015 12:23:23 +0000 WFP 647888 at https://www.wfp.org Germany's DRC Ambassador, Wolfgang Manig visits C.A.R. Refugees https://www.wfp.org/stories/chat-wolfgang-manig-german-ambassador-drc German Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Wolfgang Manig, along with the World Food Programme's (WFP) Deputy Country Director Silvia Caruso, recently traveled to South Ubangi province bordering the Central African Republic where they visited activities implemented by WFP with funding from the Government of Germany. Upon Mr. Manig's return to Kinshasa, the DRC capital, we caught up with him to get his impressions of the mission. Central African Republic Congo, Democratic Republic of the Africa Central African Republic emergency Tue, 25 Aug 2015 08:20:02 +0000 Claude Kalinga 647688 at https://www.wfp.org European Union Supports Hungry Farmers In C.A.R.Through Seed Protection Programme https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/european-union-supports-hungry-farmers-carthrough-seed-protection-programme BANGUI – Farming households who struggle to feed their families in the war-ravaged Central African Republic (C.A.R.) are to receive vital support at a critical time, thanks to a contribution by the European Union of €1,575,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Central African Republic Africa Central African Republic emergency Fri, 24 Jul 2015 09:23:57 +0000 WFP 647437 at https://www.wfp.org Central African Republic: Supporting Returnees to Rebuild Their Lives https://www.wfp.org/stories/vouchers-car-helping-displaced-people-return-home With support from France, The World Food Programme (WFP) officially launched a voucher programme to support internally displaced persons (IDPs) living around the M'Poko airport site in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR), as they return home after having lived through months of uncertainty. Central African Republic Africa Wed, 08 Jul 2015 11:24:45 +0000 WFP 647078 at https://www.wfp.org France Ensures Vital Support For Vulnerable Returnees In Bangui, C.A.R. https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/france-ensures-vital-support-vulnerable-returnees-bangui-car BANGUI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today expressed gratitude to France for a contribution of €850,000 which is being used to help internally displaced people who have been living through months of conflict at the M’Poko airport in Bangui to return to home. Central African Republic Africa Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:01:36 +0000 WFP 647057 at https://www.wfp.org