Central African Republic Remote Monitoring Update, December 2012

from Famine Early Warning System Network
Published on 31 Dec 2012 View Original

Average to good harvests, with slight delays


• In line with seasonal trends, acute food insecurity is at its lowest level of the year.

• Though delayed by a few weeks in certain surplus-production areas, in general, July-December harvests are expected to be average to good.

• In Vakaga, the Ouandja River broke its banks in August, causing damage to rainfed crops along the river. More information is needed to understand the food security impacts.

• The seasonal upsurge in civil insecurity poses both a current and a potential future threat to livelihoods (IPC 2.0 Phase 2), particularly in the southeast due to the presence of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).