Central African Republic – Food Insecurity and Humanitarian Needs (DG ECHO, OCHA, FAO) (ECHO Daily Flash of 7 November 2018)

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  • According to the last Integrated Food Security Analysis Phase Classification, food insecurity in CAR remains of serious concern. 40% of the population – some 1.9 million people – are severely food insecure and in need of urgent assistance. Violence and armed conflict remain the major drivers for food insecurity in the country.

  • Overall, according to the recently completed 2019 Humanitarian Needs Overview, 63% of the population – some 2.9 million people – are expected to be in need of humanitarian assistance and protection in 2019. This is one of the highest figure worldwide in relative terms and constitutes an increase of 16% compared to last year. At the same time, the humanitarian response remains largely underfunded, with the Humanitarian Response Plan 2018 only 39% funded as of early November.