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Violence, Instability Threatens Food Security Of Nearly One-Third Of CAR’s Population

U.N. News Centre: Central African Republic: U.N. agency warns of food insecurity amid ongoing instability
“The unpredictable and hostile security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) is having severe consequences for the country’s population still in dire need of humanitarian assistance, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) declared [Tuesday]. … WFP spokesperson Elisabeth Byrs pointed to the agency’s recent report evaluating the food security situation in the CAR and warned that 30 percent of the total population, or some 1.5 million people, were considered as being in a moderate to severe food security situation…” (1/13).