Alleviating food insecurity and developing capacity in CAR. The Central African Republic is currently the scene of one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. Since the end of 2017, the upsurge in violence in the country has continued to exacerbate the humanitarian needs of already vulnerable communities and has caused massive population displacements.
Many factors have led to the depletion of food stocks and an increased dependence on humanitarian aid. Consecutive years of reduced production, combined with the loss of purchasing power have led to a sharp drop in agricultural production as well as unsuitable and insufficient food consumption by vulnerable populations. The food insecurity situation in the Central African Republic is alarming, with 1.9 million people experiencing severe food insecurity (Integrated Food Security Classification Framework, October 2018) and 4 out of 10 children suffering from chronic malnutrition.
3rd & 7th districts of Bangui and Bimbo, CAR
The intervention will provide a rapid and inclusive response in an integrated approach based on humanitarian principles to address the hunger threat with consolidation of peace to those affected in all targeted districts through provision of safe drinking water with resilient infrastructures, a safer environment and community empowerment for recovery.
3,000 IDPs from the 3rd & 7th districts of Bangui and Bimbo are more food secure and less vulnerable to waterborne diseases.