Central African Republic | Urgent call for assistance

Central African Republic | Urgent call for assistance
Jun 2021

Since the end of 2020, the humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic has seriously deteriorated. This is largely due to attacks from armed groups, who have extended their presence in parts of the country and are responsible for regular violent actions, particularly in the run-up to and following the general elections of December 2020. This resurgence of violence has had considerable impact on civilians and caused the displacement of an additional 321 000 people, bringing the total caseload to 738 280. The post-election violence and displacement are taking place in an already disastrous humanitarian context where about half of the country’s population is facing high acute food insecurity. Of the USD 31.5 million required by FAO under the 2021 Humanitarian Response Plan, USD 14.22 million are urgently needed to support 174 000 returnees and 300 000 host community members across the country through anticipatory action to grow food and avoid hunger in the coming months.