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Higher food insecurity due to limited humanitarian access due to the conflict and poor road conditions

  • Key Message Update
  • Central African Republic
  • November 2017
Higher food insecurity due to limited humanitarian access due to the conflict and poor road conditions

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • As of October 2017, the conflict has led to the displacement of 1.1 million persons including 600,000 internally, according to OCHA, bringing the highest number since August 2014 and a 50 percent increase in 2017. Between February and October 2017, 200,000 displaced persons have been registered, fleeing violence in Haut-Mboumou, Mboumou, Ouham-Pende, Ouaka and Grebizi.

    • Approximately 700,000 people including displaced, poor households and households affected by the conflict (Haut Mbomou, Mbomou, Basse Kotto, Haute Kotto, Ouaka, Ouham, Ouham Pende, Nana-Grebizi, Vakaga) are facing Crisis food security outcomes (IPC phase 3) until at least May 2018. 

    • Livelihoods as well as food access and availability are affected due to seasonal harvest levels below average for four consecutive years. This is due to the effects of the conflict on access to agricultural lands. Markets have also been disrupted by the low level of harvests. 

    • Depletion of food stocks and poor road conditions leading to delays in food transportation have hindered humanitarian assistance. Decrease in funding has also affected assistance, as for example WFP that decreased the number of beneficiaries from 700,000 in 2016 to 400,000 in 2017. 

    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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