Half Of CAR’s 5M People Face Food Insecurity, U.N. Warns

New York Times: Central African Republic: Hunger Threatens Population, U.N. Warns
“Nearly 2.5 million people in the Central African Republic — half the population — are now facing hunger, double the figure from a year ago, the main food aid agency of the United Nations said Wednesday…” (Gladstone, 1/20).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Half Central African Republic’s people face hunger, WFP fed 400,000 in December
“…The former French colony, a majority Christian nation, descended into turmoil in early 2013 when mainly Muslim Seleka rebels seized power, provoking reprisals by Christian militia fighters. Almost half a million people fled their homes and remain displaced within the country, while more than 450,000 have fled to neighboring countries, according to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)…” (Mis, 1/21).

U.N. News Centre: Half the population of Central African Republic faces hunger, U.N. warns
“…According to the [World Food Programme] assessment, one in six women, men, and children struggles with severe or extreme food insecurity, while more than one in three is moderately food insecure, not knowing where their next meal is coming from…” (1/20).

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