World Food Programme Examines Report On Hunger Risk In CAR

“An Emergency Food Security Assessment, conducted jointly by the United Nations, non-governmental organizations and the government of [the Central African Republic (CAR)],  shows that  1.1 million people — around 30 percent of the population living outside the capital Bangui — are unable to meet their daily food needs on a regular basis or require food assistance in order to get by” and “warns the situation could worsen because of poor harvests and a drastic slowdown in economic activity following months of violence,” the World Food Programme (WFP) reports in an article on its webpage. “At least half the estimated 395,000 people internally displaced people in CAR are considered to lack access to enough safe and nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life,” the article states (11/8).