WFP’s new C.A.R. Regional Emergency Operation (EMOP) 200799 began on 1 January 2015 in response to another wave of insecurity and further displacement of populations. More than 654,000 beneficiaries were reached in March across the five countries of regional EMOP 200799, representing 68 percent of planned fig- ures. In April, WFP is targeting 1.3 million beneficiaries across the five countries.
Urgent resources are needed due to logistical/supply chain challenges and the long lead time to position food to meet beneficiaries’ needs in the coming months. WFP expects pipeline breaks in several commodities by the end of August, and it is paramount that WFP be able to confirm contributions as early as possible to ensure that by September food is available for distribution on the ground. The imminent rainy season could further stretch lead times for commodities to reach distribution points.
C.A.R.: 436,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)
Cameroon: 244,000 refugees
Chad: 94,000 refugees