Despite ongoing violence, WFP has provided food assistance to 220,000 displaced people since the start of the year in the capital Bangui and the towns of Bouar and Bossangoa, and has started to reach vulnerable people in rural areas outside Bossangoa.
Ten trucks carrying WFP food arrived in Bangui after being blocked at the Cameroon border. However, 43 vehicles remain stranded at the border as drivers refuse to proceed mostly due to the insecurity along the road.
WFP Programme Assistant Mahoua Coulibaly briefs displaced people just before they receive their rations. “They need to be reassured and make sure that they take home everything they are entitled to,” she says.
2 February 2015 Bridging The Hunger Gap In A Divided City Of Bambari