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Central African Republic - Food Security Assessment, October 2013

In September 2013, a food security assessment was conducted in Central African Republic (CAR) in partnership with ACF, FAO, OCHA, UNICEF, and ICASSES to assess the effects of insecurity on household food security. The assessment confirmed concerns raised by rapid assessments conducted earlier in 2013.

Key Results:

  • Approximately 1.1 million people outside of Bangui are estimated to be severely or moderately food-insecure
  • Due to persistent insecurity, households have relied on stress or crisis coping mechanisms, putting their livelihoods at risk
  • The food security situation is expected to deteriorate in the coming months if violence continues