Central African Republic - Situation report October 2017

Central African Republic - Situation report October 2017
Oct 2017

Key points

  • Insecurity in the Central African Republic has worsened. Clashes among various armed groups continue, particularly affecting the southeastern and northwestern areas, caused additional population displacements which bring the total number of IDPs to nearly 600 000. This has significantly increased humanitarian needs.
  • Three consecutive years of reduced harvests, compounded by the disruption of agricultural and marketing activities as a result of the crisis, caused an alarming food security situation, with households facing serious food access constraints.
  • The implementation of agricultural activities and rehabilitation of value chains are key activities that contribute to reducing food insecurity, generating socio-economic development, building resilience and stabilizing peace.
  • FAO urgently requires USD 10 million by February 2018 to support 237 000 people during the next cropping cycle (March‒April 2018), 90 000 people for vegetable production and 42 000 people for livestock protection. It is critical to support the Government in its effort to restore the agriculture sector to allow farming families to improve their capacity to produce, secure access to food and generate sufficient income to strengthen their livelihoods.