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Food Crisis Set To Worsen In CAR, U.N. Official Warns

News outlets discuss the challenges that U.N. agencies face in delivering food to conflict-torn Central African Republic.

Agence France-Presse: Food crisis looms in strife-torn Central Africa: U.N.
“A food crisis is looming in the Central African Republic after nearly a year of inter-religious violence, a U.N. humanitarian official warned Sunday…” (Jourdain, 3/2).

Al Jazeera: U.N. warns of food crisis in CAR
“…Funds pledged to help the crisis in January have not materialized, Abdou Dieng, the United Nations’ humanitarian coordinator said, with only one-fifth of the $500 million promised at a donor conference in Brussels coming in to the country…” (3/2).

Deutsche Welle: Central African Republic in worsening food crisis
“Fighting and the lack of infrastructure are making it almost impossible to get aid into the Central African Republic. After several weeks delay, a food convoy has just arrived in Bangui. Many more are needed…” (Schlindwein, 2/28).