Central African Republic | Response overview (May 2021)

Central African Republic | Response overview (May 2021)
Jun 2021

In the Central African Republic, results of the updated Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) projection analysis (May 2021) indicate that 2.29 million people – about half of the total population – are in high acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 3+, April–August 2021), of whom over 630 000 in Phase 4. The main drivers behind high levels of food insecurity in the country are mainly natural disasters, the impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on agricultural supply chains and food trade, food price spikes, plant pests and animal diseases, poor access to quality inputs and productive assets, poverty, as well as insufficient food consumption. Failure to immediately address the rising needs will result in the additional loss of lives, increased vulnerabilities and higher levels of the food insecurity, as well as risks of weakening the long-standing ability of the humanitarian actors to stay in the country and deliver in an extremely complex and dangerous environment. With about half of the population unable to meet their daily minimum food needs, it is crucial to continue to provide livelihoods assistance in order to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable populations.