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Food Security Deteriorating In CAR As U.N. Approves Peacekeeping Mission

News outlets report on food security in the Central African Republic (CAR), as the U.N. approves a peacekeeping mission for the country.

IRIN: Priced out of food in the CAR
“The mass exodus of Muslims from the Central African Republic (CAR) amid insecurity is having an adverse impact on access to basic foodstuffs, say retailers and local people…” (4/10).

U.N. News Centre: INTERVIEW: WFP chief declares ‘the time is now’ for Central African Republic
“Racing against time and bad weather, prodding fickle donors and an indifferent general public, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is working on all fronts to support millions of desperate people in the Central African Republic (CAR) and to keep international attention focused on the escalating crisis…” (4/10).

Reuters: U.N. Security Council OKs peacekeepers for C. African Republic
“The United Nations Security Council authorized on Thursday the creation of a nearly 12,000-strong U.N. peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic in a bid to end violence between Christians and Muslims that has threatened to spiral into genocide…” (Nichols/Dembassa-Kette, 4/10).