Displaced CAR civilians battle hunger

carFrom JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC
KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – MILLIONS of highly vulnerable people face an uncertain future after humanitarian agencies hinted at halting food distribution in the Central African Republic.

The cash-strapped World Food Programme, a United Nations agency, has been forced to halve the amount of food provided to beneficiaries.

Felix Gomez, WFP Country Director in CAR said food stocks were at their lowest.

Without additional resorom JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC
KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – MILLIONS of highly vulnerable people face an uncertain future after humanitarian agencies hinted at halting food distribution in the Central African Republic.

The cash-strapped World Food Programme, a United Nations agency, has been forced to halve the amount of food provided to beneficiaries.

Felix Gomez, WFP Country Director in CAR said food stocks were at their lowest.

Without additional resources, WFP will be forced to make new cuts in January.

“Without urgent support, we will be forced to suspend our food distributions as of February,” said Gomez.

WFP has distributed half rations in November and December. The school meals distributions only covered for 15 days instead of 18 initially planned

The 150 000 people displaced by renewed violence in Kaga Bandoro has exacerbated the crisis.

They have struggled to make ends meet on just 25 percent of a full food ration.

Half of the 5 million- population face hunger in the crisis-torn country.
– CAJ NEWS

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