Central African Republic: Food Distributions Amid Insecurity
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.
WFP urges that the country’s supply routes be secured to allow the passage of aid and humanitarian personnel on an ongoing basis.
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.
As food stocks run low, WFP is preparing to start airlifting food from Douala, Cameroon.
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.
A large crowd gathers every morning at the entrance of the Bangui airport distribution center to collect rations from WFP.
Two women arrive at the Bangui airport distribution center. A ration card will entitle them to receive food distributed by WFP.
A young woman carries a heavy load of 25 kg of maize meal distributed by WFP at Bangui airport camp.
Despite ongoing insecurity, 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. WFP has also started to reach vulnerable people in rural areas outside Bossangoa. To continue to reach the hungry, supply routes must be secured to provide a food lifeline.