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Food Arrives For Families Hit By Conflict In Central African Republic

Food Distributions to IDPs in Bangui 1

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) receive monthly rations of WFP food at the Don Bosco Community Centre in Bangui.

Food Distributions to IDPs in Bangui 2

A beneficiary from Bambari receives his ration of pulses.

Food Distributions to IDPs in Bangui 3

WFP Food Monitor Noella Dimbo oversees the distribution, ensuring that each beneficiary receives the ration that corresponds to the size of his or her household.

Food Distributions to IDPs in Bangui 4

A beneficiary from Kaga Bandoro signs the roster of beneficiaries, guided by the Food Committee.

Food Distributions to IDPs in Bangui 5

A beneficiary accompanied by her son picks up her WFP monthly family ration of food, composed of maize meal, pulses, vegetable oil, and salt. This family of five fled Kaga Bandoro after the rebels seized the town in late December 2012.

On 21 and 22 March 2013, WFP distributed monthly rations to vulnerable displaced households from the rebel-controlled Bambari, Kabo, and Kaga Bandoro, at a community centre in Bangui. 26 mt of various commodities were distributed to 1,825 beneficiaries. At the time of the distribution, the rebels had already advanced to the outskirts of Bangui.