Extreme violence took place in Bangui and other localities during the past week. More people from various communities are exposed to attacks and remain stranded in IDP sites or homes.
Sibut became the epicentre of violence, which triggered a massive MISCA/Sangaris operation leading to the reopening of the Bangui-Sibut axis.
Insecurity hinders humanitarian operations. From 28 January to date, four violent incidents have been recorded, including carjacking and looting of international NGOs.
In January, WFP provided approximately 1,760 mt of food to nearly 280,700 people. This represents an increase of 9 per cent in beneficiaries and 4 per cent in tonnage compared with December.
The measles-vaccination campaign launched on 3 January in 70 IDP sites in Bangui reached almost 140,000 children against a revised target of some 150,000.
FAO urgently needs funding to assist 110,000 vulnerable families in crisis-hit areas to implement agricultural assistance for the planting season, which begins in March. The funding gap is US$37 million.
Due to the security situation and stock depletions, WFP will only be able to serve the most vulnerable people with half food rations in February. A total of $95 million is urgently required.