Central African Republic
The Central African Republic (CAR) faces a catastrophic humanitarian crisis. As well as the violence which has driven hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, the country's economy has almost collapsed. The majority of the Muslim trading community has fled, with the result that existing food-supply systems no longer work.
Inside CAR, people have settled in impromptu camps, many near the capital Bangui but also in rural northern areas. But thousands of families, still fearing violence, have fled over the borders into neighbouring countries. The rainy season, which has just started, will complicate relief efforts by making some roads unusable.
Despite ongoing insecurity, WFP distributed food to some 215,000 people inside CAR in April. Together with our sisteragency FAO, we are distributing seeds, tools and food to people who are still able to cultivate land and grow food. All across CAR, we aim to reach more than a million people in 2014.
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