Nearly 30,000 vulnerable households will be better equipped to deal with the fragility created by past conflict and the impacts of climate change thanks to a US$29 million project announced today that aims to improve food and nutrition security in four sub-prefectures of the Central African Republic.
The conflict-ridden Central African Republic will be the beneficiary of a much-needed assistance package from the European Union after Brussels announced the release of €26.5 million in emergency aid for vulnerable families affected by the humanitarian crisis in the country and its spill-over into neighbouring states.The announced funding comes as some 2.5 million, half of the Central African Republic’s population, are in need of assistance as the crisis has triggered an influx of refugees into neighbouring countries.
The Humanitarian Coordinator for Central African Republic (CAR), Najat Rochdi has allocated US$11 million from the Humanitarian Fund (CAR HF) for projects countywide to address urgent humanitarian needs prioritized in the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP). This funding will also help in bridging the funding gap observed during the first quarter of the year.
This report seeks to build on the 2009 analysis and begin a systematic process to better understand the strengths and challenges of school feeding programmes globally. It is a work in progress, and presents the current status of our understanding of school feeding. Information was drawn from a global survey conducted by WFP in early 2012 and a series of case studies and peer-reviewed technical working papers undertaken in collaboration with partners. The analysis led to the identification of new areas that require more focused attention.
Forced displacement and humanitarian needs have sharply risen in the Central African Republic as inter-communal violence has spread over the past 12 months, including to previously unaffected parts of the country. UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has travelled to CAR to highlight the peacekeeping and protection needs there. “This visit is a visit of solidarity but of active solidarity,” said Mr. Guterres.
Following the successful implementation of IOM’s ongoing “Community Stabilization and Early Recovery for at-risk Communities in Bangui” project, the European Union (EU) has said that it will provide another EUR 10 million to expand the project to four of the most challenging communities in the Central African Republic (CAR).