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Food insecurity persists despite the calm security conditions

  • Remote Monitoring Report
  • Central African Republic
  • January 2016
Food insecurity persists despite the calm security conditions

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • The security situation has not significantly changed in January 2016. According to the Commission on Population Movement, the number of internally displaced people has not increased since its peak of 469,307 registered in November 2015 and is estimated around the same figure in January 2016. Nevertheless, the current calm in security conditions, attributed to hopes for the recent presidential and general elections, remains fragile and could dramatically change at any time depending on the outcome of the second round of elections.

    • The harvest deficits during the past three agricultural campaigns have deteriorated livelihoods and reduced trade flows and market supplies, especially in areas most affected by the persistent conflict, like the Northwest, the Center, and the Southwest. Due to these unfavorable conditions, food availability remains concerning in these zones despite humanitarian assistance.

    • Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food insecurity outcomes will affect all areas subjected to conflict, particularly the Center, the Northwest, and the Southwest, which have the majority of internally displaced people and resident populations who lost their livelihoods due to problems accessing their farmland as well as to looting incurring during the 2015-2016 agricultural year.

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