The Central African Republic Faces Food Shortage Crisis

According to a report published by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), just over two million people – or about half of the population of the Central African Republic, live in a state of acute food insecurity.

Food products are almost non-existent at the markets and even the most widely consumed cassava flour, whose usual price is reasonable has not become a rarity. The growing security instability in the region no longer enables the population to go to the fields for supplies.

Humanitarians are doing their best to distribute food to a population frightened by the strong presence of armed groups. In addition, training of agricultural monitors on the simplest farming techniques has been put in place in order to be able to feed the communities.

All the crops have gone beyond the harvest period and everything has rotted, everything has become unusable, unconsumable so that over a period of three years food insecurity has taken hold in the region.

Today, according to reports from humanitarian organizations, more than 65% of the population in the town of Bria is said to be food insecure. There is still a lot to be done to meet this challenge.

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