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Insecurity increases the number of displaced persons

  • Key Message Update
  • Central African Republic
  • July 2017
Insecurity increases the number of displaced persons

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  • Key Messages
    • Intercommunal conflicts have spiked in June 2017, leading to 100,000 additional displaced persons reported in the north-west, south-east, south-west and center (Ouham Pende, Nana Mambéré, Basse Kotto, Mbomou, Haut Mbomou, Haute Kotto). These new displacements increase the number of internally displaced persons to 534,000, according to OCHA.

    • The supply of commodities is below average due to the civil conflict and the heavy rains, which have led to poor road conditions in most of the country. According to WFP’s May 2017 mVAM bulletin, this situation has created a strong price variation between March and May, inducing a 92 percent increase for cassava in Carnot and a 133 percent increase for maize in Bambari. 

    • The renewed intercommunal violence continues to hinder farming activities, market functioning and humanitarian assistance, which is the main food source for displaced households and hosts in affected areas. Consequently, and despite typical agro-climatic conditions, acute food insecurity outcomes are expected to remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) for these households until at least January 2018, with consumption deficits for most households.

    This Key Message Update provides a high-level analysis of current acute food insecurity conditions and any changes to FEWS NET's latest projection of acute food insecurity outcomes in the specified geography. Learn more here.

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