Central African Republic: Situation Report No. 17 (as of 24 May 2013)

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 24 May 2013


  • About 125,000 children aged 6 to 59 months are targeted for an emergency measles vaccination campaign in Bangui from 22 to 26 May, after eight children tested positive for the disease in April.

  • Solidarites International estimates that 64 per cent of the residents of Kabo do not have household food reserves while 77 per cent lack planting seed. Over half of households consume between 0 and one meal per day.

  • A multi-sectoral RRM assessment in Kaga Bandoro, Mbres and Dekoa reveals the following three priority issues: deterioration in hygiene and sanitation conditions; poor agricultural production outlook as a result of looting, theft, the lack of planting seed; and a missed academic year for children attending school.

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