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- Increasing Food Security through Feed the Future
- Food Aid Reform
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September 30, 2013
Food Security Situation
Threats to food security include armed conflict, political instability, population displacement, poverty, banditry and difficult access to food and safe water. With resulting reduced agricultural production, 30.2 percent of the population is food insecure.
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) estimates that 206,000 Central Africans are internally displaced. Additionally, approximately 49,000 refugees have fled to neighboring countries, with more than 40,000 currently in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Based on the rapid Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA) conducted by WFP in June 2013, WFP will be scaling up its food assistance to reach an additional 118,500 people. WFP will also begin a new blanket supplementary feeding program for 66,000 children aged 6-35 months to prevent acute malnutrition.
The Food Security Cluster in Central African Republic (CAR) is conducting an in-depth food security assessment in September 2013, concurrently with a nutrition survey and market assessment.
Food Assistance Programs
The Office of Food for Peace (FFP) now targets approximately 109,650 food-insecure people within the Central African Republic affected by conflict and displacement, including refugees, IDPs, returnees and host communities.
FFP partners with the UN World Food Program (WFP) on a variety of projects including general food distribution, nutritional support for malnourished children, nutritional support for pregnant and lactating women, emergency school feeding, and food for assets.
Food for Peace Contributions
|U.S. Dollars||Metric Tons|
|Fiscal Year 2013||$8.8 million||4,220 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2012||$10.0 million||4,990 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2011||$6.8 million||3,980 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2010||$6.0 million||3,830 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2009||$5.4 million||3,430 MT|
Fiscal Year 2013 Contribution Breakdown:
|U.S. Dollars||Metric Tons|
|Title II Development||----||----|
|Title II Emergency||$8.8 million||4,220 MT|
|Emergency Food Security Situation (EFSP)||----||-----|
Note: DRC: Democratic Republic of Congo; FY: Fiscal Year; WFP: World Food Program
Food Security Situation information provided by WFP as of May 15, 2013
Last updated: October 04, 2013