Rice purchased from Canada’s donation has been distributed in January and February at the Bangui airport camp where 100,000 have gathered after fleeing the violence. “Canada is providing additional humanitarian support to ensure all those impacted have access to food, water and medical care," says Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie.
WFP has organised daily distributions of rice, pulses and vegetable oil at the large Bangui airport camp to people living in squalid conditions. "Hundreds of thousands of displaced people are struggling to overcome the impacts of the conflict in the Central African Republic,” says Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie.
As part of WFP emergency operations in Central African Republic, 197,000 children, like this boy from the village of Wantigera in the country’s rural North West, will benefit from emergency school feeding. A daily school meal provides a strong incentive to send children to school and allows the children to focus on their studies, rather than their stomachs.
Even if there is food available on the markets in the capital Bangui, most displaced people have run out of money and cannot afford it. To feed their families, they rely on humanitarian aid, assistance from relatives or by selling the little assets they have left.
2 February 2015 Bridging The Hunger Gap In A Divided City Of Bambari