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Food insecurity remains in Crisis despite harvest season starting on time

  • Key Message Update
  • Central African Republic
  • September 2017
Food insecurity remains in Crisis despite harvest season starting on time

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • Conflict amongst armed groups and attacks against civilians and humanitarian workers have led to a deterioration of security conditions and population displacements have disrupted livelihoods. According to OCHA, 600,000 people have been displaced as of July 31, 100,000 more than the previous year. 

    • The harvest season has begun in the south and will continue throughout the rest of the country through October. Nevertheless, production levels are expected to be below average for the fourth consecutive year, due to a decrease in total cultivated land during the ongoing conflict and the difficulty in accessing cropping fields. 

    • Despite the timely start of the harvest, Crisis (IPC Phase 3) acute food insecurity will persist until at least January 2018, particularly in the northwest, southeast and central areas of the country (Ouham Pende, Nana Mambéré, Basse Kotto, Mbomou, Haut Mbomou, and Haute Kotto). The conflict continues to disrupt livelihoods for displaced people and poor residents who are dependent on food aid. Certain areas remain inaccessible for food aid distribution.

    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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