Angela measures out cooking oil in Boyabu refugee camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)…. The mother of one arrived two weeks ago from Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic (CAR). Fighting in Bangui’s Batalimo area forced her to cross the border into DRC. She has settled in the camp and received food from the UN World Food Programme (WFP).
Hot meals for the newly-arrived CAR refugees... When transferred from the bush or the border area to the camp, CAR refugees are provided with cooked food for three days to keep them going while they get settled.
Maman Judith Aningbani gave birth to twins a month ago. She has been in Boyabu camp for seven months now and has had no news from her husband. They fled in different directions when leaving CAR following an attack against their village in Mbaiiki prefecture.
A refugee mother packing up her food rations in Boyabu camp. WFP rations are the refugees’ only source of food in the camp. Insecurity in Bangui means commercial and economic activities in neighboring countries are disrupted. Food is scarce in many areas of DRC which host CAR refugees.
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