Central African Republic Remote Monitoring Update, December 2012

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

Average to good harvests, with slight delays

KEY MESSAGES

• 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).