Pic of the Day: Looming humanitarian crisis

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Looming humanitarian crisis

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) have fed around 10 500 people in the conflict-ridden northern Central African Republic.

Most fled their homes two years ago when conflict flared up in the country in 2015 and found shelter in the areas of Kabo, Gbazara and Moyenne Sido. They have been unable to return home as a result of continued insecurity.

Food distribution is not one of MSF’s main functions, but the organization decided to step as a preventative measure when they realized that people were not receiving sufficient sustenance.

Since December 22, when the team stepped in, they have distributed close to 100 tons over several areas.

The situation in the CAR is becoming critical, with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announcing a lack of funding for the region.

The WFP had originally planned to assist 700 000 people in the CAR, until budgets cuts forced it to cut it’s assistance to 400 000.

But around two million people, which is about 40% of the country’s population, are in desperate need of food assistance.
Image: MSF
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