UN warns of worsening food situation in Central African Republic

UN warns of worsening food situation in Central African Republic

Due to the impact of the crisis in Sudan, food insecurity is expected to reach one of its worst stages by August in the Central African Republic (CAR) if an adequate response is not forthcoming. , the United Nations warned on Monday.

“The northern region of CAR was already experiencing acute food insecurity, a situation that is expected to reach one of its most serious stages by August if an adequate response is not provided,” said, in its latest situation report, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Due to the insecurity along the border, traffic between Sudan and CAR has been severely disrupted, which has led to a sharp increase in the price of basic necessities, noted the UN agency, noting that Sudan supplies several towns in the CAR, particularly Birao in the Vakaga Prefecture and Ndélé in the Bamingui-Bangoran Prefecture.

According to the Humanitarian Needs Overview for 2023 published in November 2022, around 120,000 people are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection in the north of the Central African Republic.

This OCHA alert comes as the border localities are generally in a flood-prone region.

And with the arrival of the rainy season during this month, access will be very limited.

The UN agency also indicated that the humanitarian community is working hard to ensure that those in need receive the necessary assistance in a timely manner, including in adjusting logistical arrangements.

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2023-05-08 19:00:09

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