Central African Republic - Situation report June 2017

Central African Republic - Situation report June 2017
Jun 2017

Key points

  • Insecurity in the country has increased, especially for humanitarian workers - between January 2016 and April 2017, 29 percent of incidents of violence against humanitarian workers registered worldwide, occurred in the Central African Republic. The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSCA) has recently become a target of the various armed groups.
  • During May 2017, a new wave of violence was recorded in various parts of the country (Alindao, Bakouma, Bangassou, Bocaranga, Bria, Koui, Mobaye, Nyem, Nzako and Nzangba), as clashes among four different armed groups have drastically increased. This has particularly affected the southeastern and northwestern areas, causing the displacement of 100 000 people thus significantly increasing humanitarian needs, while tensions have hampered the delivery of key assistance (including agricultural).
  • Despite favourable rainfall forecasts for the upcoming agricultural season, population displacements are likely to lead to below-average harvests in some regions, further limiting food availability for households.
  • 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 13 million by October 2017 to support 237 000 people during the second cropping cycle, 175 000 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.