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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