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 (CAR) is a sparsely populated and landlocked country of 4.4 million inhabitants. Despite its wealth in mineral and natural resources, CAR ranks 180 out of 187 countries in the 2012 UNDP Human Development Index. Socio-political instability is the main factor hampering development, which is the consequence of rebellions, coups and inter-ethnic fighting during the last three decades. This has resulted in a deterioration of basic social and economic infrastructure, and has forced many school-age children out of school. The national net school enrolment of primary schoolchildren is 63 percent.

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Country at a glance 2014
Planned Beneficiaries0
Beneficiary needs (mt)76,214
Beneficiary needs ($US)129,768,530