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27 August 2013
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Central African Republic: The food security situation deteriorates further with disruptions in agricultural and marketing activities following civil conflict
The civil conflict, which began in December 2012 in the north eastern provinces of the Central African Republic, escalated further in late March 2013, when violence spread to the capital Bangui and to the whole country. This has resulted in widespread disruption in agricultural and marketing activities, and the already large number of displaced and food insecure people increased further.

 Protracted civil conflict negatively impacts on agricultural activities

 Increasing food prices due to low supplies and market disruptions

 The number of people in need of food assistance almost doubled since February 2013

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