Central African Republic: Situation Report No. 16 (as of 17 May 2013)

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 17 May 2013

Highlights

  • On 13 May, the Emergency Relief Coordinator, the CAR Humanitarian Coordinator and UNHCR briefed Member States in Geneva on the humanitarian situation in the CAR.

  • The response to a measles outbreak is targeting 150,000 children aged 6 to 59 months for a vaccination campaign.

  • The Humanitarian Coordinator participates in a joint UN mission to the Batalimo refugee camp hosting 6,000 Congolese refugees.

  • Findings of a food security assessment carried out by Triangle in the Vakaga Province revealed that the food security situation is presently precarious due to an increase in prices and a depletion of household food reserves. About 27 per cent of farmers buy seeds in local markets while 54 percent depend on seed distributions.

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