In Central African Republic WFP operations boost Government emergency response to flood-hit families
Additional information for journalists:
- Through a crisis committee established by the Government, WFP and humanitarian partners are coordinating assessments, planning and directing humanitarian relief to flood-affected people.
- WFP has already reached 2,230 people in Bangui and Begoua and 4,560 people in Nana-Mambere and Ouam Fafa prefectures with emergency food assistance through cash and vouchers distributions. Each family receives XAF 32,000 (US$50) to meet their food and nutrition needs.
- This climate disaster strikes at a time when the country is in the grips of a dire humanitarian crisis, with hunger and humanitarian needs reaching unprecedented levels as a result of conflict, displacement, and widespread poverty. A staggering 2.2 million people or one-in-three in the country now face acute hunger – the highest on record.
- In CAR, WFP regularly assists 665,000 people in 10 localities (including Bangui), providing emergency cash assistance to help families meet immediate needs – particularly during the June-August lean season, while helping to build the resilience of communities that face recurring and consecutive shocks. WFP also assists malnourished people living with HIV/AIDS on antiretroviral treatment, assisting 2,200 people in Bangui and Bria between July and September 2022.
- WFP requires US$ 37.6 million to continue operations across CAR over the next six months.
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