UN World Food Programme

CAR Crisis in Numbers

  • Even before the crisis began, 30 percent of Central Africans were food-insecure, meaning they did not access to enough and the right kinds of food
  • Today, 1,4 million people in CAR are in need of humanitarian assistance such as food, water, shelter, and healthcare
  • More than 560,000 people are displaced within the country
  • 71 percent of the displaced in Bangui say they still do not feel safe enough to return home
  • In May, WFP assisted 270,000 people in CAR, 80 percent of which live outside of Bangui
  • 8 in 10 school-age children are out of school
  • CAR’s GDP shrank 30 percent in 2013
  • More than 300,000 people have fled to neighbouring countries since January 2014
  • Cameroon and Chad are each hosting more than 100,000 people, while others have taken refuge in the Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC) and the Congo
  • 80 percent of refugees are women or children
  • One third of children at transit sites in Cameroon suffer from malnutrition