GIEWS Update - Central African Republic: The food security situation deteriorates further with disruptions in agricultural and marketing activities following civil conflict

Report
from Food and Agriculture Organization
Published on 27 Aug 2013 View Original

The civil conflict, which began in December 2012 in the north eastern provinces of the Central African Republic, escalated further in late March 2013, when violence spread to the capital Bangui and to the whole country. This has resulted in widespread disruption in agricultural and marketing activities, and the already large number of displaced and food insecure people increased further.

  • Protracted civil conflict negatively impacts on agricultural activities

  • Increasing food prices due to low supplies and market disruptions

  • The number of people in need of food assistance almost doubled since February 2013