Friday, May 19, 2017

WFP Delivers Food to Thousands Hit by Recent Violence in Central African Republic

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is dispatching food by air and road to thousands of people in need of food assistance in conflict-torn Central African Republic (C.A.R.), where a new wave of violence has killed dozens of people and displaced thousands.

WFP started to airlift food to the southeastern border town of Bangassou, to distribute to about 7,200 people, mostly women and children, affected by deadly militia fighting in early- to mid-May. To fight malnutrition, WFP is also delivering specialized nutritional food to children under two, alongside the food distribution. Read More