As far as we know, seven random-sampled nutrition and mortality surveys were undertaken in Central African Republic in 2009. Most of them were conducted in northwestern areas affected by the conflict. Three of eight prefectures facing security problems and population displacements were surveyed.
The nutrition situation in 2009 was average. The prevalence of global acute malnutrition varied between 6% and 10% in the areas surveyed, with the highest levels in the extreme west of the country. This is in the same range as the national prevalence of acute malnutrition of 8.9 %, recorded in 2000 before the conflict (MICS, 2000).