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620,000 In Need Of Emergency Food Assistance In Central African Republic

An analysis of the severe food insecurity situation in the CAR has classified nine sub prefectures under emergency situations, and 59 other sub prefectures under crisis situations.

An analysis of the severe food insecurity situation in the Central African Republic, between Sept. 2021 and March 2022, has classified nine sub prefectures under emergency situations, and 59 other sub prefectures under crisis situations.

Of the 4.9 million persons living in the sub prefectures analysed, 2.1 million (41%) would experience high levels of serious food insecurity until March 2022.

Among this number, 620,000 persons are already in an emergency situation of food insecurity.

The analysis of severe malnutrition in 68 sub prefectures and in Bangui revealed that between Sept. 2021 and Aug. 2022, about 214,000 children less than five years old and more than 98,000 pregnant or breast-feeding women will probably suffer from severe malnutrition.

Immediate food assistance, support to means of subsistence, and programmes for the prevention and treatment of malnutrition are necessary to avoid a deterioration of the situation, international analysts, including the French humanitarian non-governmental organization, Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) have alerted.


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Chief Bisong Etahoben

Chief Bisong Etahoben is a Cameroonian investigative journalist and traditional ruler. He writes for international media and has participated in several transnational investigations. Etahoben won the first-ever Cameroon Investigative Journalist Award in 1992. He serves as a member of a number of international investigative journalism professional bodies including the Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR). He is HumAngle's Francophone and Central Africa editor.

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