Central African Republic (CAR): Situation Report No.9 (as of 23 January 2014)

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 23 Jan 2014

Highlights

  • A total of US$4.5 million is needed to provide free health care in some of the most-affected areas for three months.

  • Some 922,000 people are displaced across CAR, with 496,731 IDPs in Bangui.

  • Since 3 January, more than 108,000 children age 6 months to 15 years have been vaccinated against measles in 70 IDP sites in Bangui. A total of 18,489 children under age 5 out of 88,000 have also received oral polio vaccine.

  • FAO warns of a potential food-security crisis as security situation deteriorates. The low production from the last harvest, prevailing and chronic country-wide malnutrition, and extreme poverty and inappropriate sanitation conditions are setting the stage for a full-scale food-and-nutrition security crisis should the next planting season fail.

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