Thursday 18 October 2018

Aid workers forced to limit rations in war-torn Central African Republic

UN officials cited funding issues
UN officials cited funding issues

Aid workers have had to cut rations in half across the Central African Republic because of underfunding, the United Nations has warned.

Najat Rochdi, the UN's humanitarian coordinator in Central African Republic, said on Tuesday that operations have been suspended entirely in some remote areas of the southeast because aid could only be delivered there by air and had become too expensive.

Central African Republic has suffered waves of communal violence since late 2013 and officials have said the violence now approaches the bloodshed seen during the peak of the earlier crisis.

As a result, Ms Rochdi said there are now 600,000 people internally displaced.

A number of non-governmental organisations also supply humanitarian aid, though the violence has forced many to suspend operations in some parts of the country.


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