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Insecurity hinders humanitarian operations

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  • 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.

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