Persistent insecurity across much of CAR threatens humanitarian access and leaves tens of thousands of people in need of emergency assistance
Clashes among various armed groups displace more than 191,000 people from February to August
USAID/FFP contributes $7.8 million to respond to growing and urgent food insecurity in the region
Violence in northwestern and southeastern Central African Republic (CAR) has increased the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) by more than 191,000 people since February, bringing the total number of IDPs in CAR to more than 592,000 as of August.
Insecurity continues to hinder humanitarian access and relief operations across CAR. A targeted attack against humanitarian workers in Ouham Prefecture’s Batangafo town on September 7 led nearly all non-governmental organizations (NGOs) operating in the area to evacuate staff and suspend relief activities, leaving 28,000 people in critical need of emergency assistance.
The USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) anticipates that Crisis—IPC 3—levels of acute food insecurity will persist until at least January 2018 for vulnerable populations across CAR.