Central African Republic, Violence Ridden, Road to Famine: United Nations

Central African Republic which is seeing the endemic violence is pushing the country towards a situation of famine with more than 63% of the population needing the emergency aid. U.N. humanitarian coordinator in the country also said that the Central African Republic or CAR has been in chaotic situation since the year 2013, during the time when primarily the Muslim Seleka rebels ousted the president and it also provoked the backlash from the anti-balaka Christian militias. Due to the fighting, more than 1 million people have been uprooted. Najat Rochdi, the Humanitarian chief of the UN in the country, said near about 2.9 million out of a population of 4.6 million required aids and another 1.6 million were in serious need.
A food security survey was assessed in the month of august for the first time and some parts of the Central American Republic in an emergency. It is the level four in a food security classification system which is recognized globally. The level five is considered to be the famine situation or the catastrophe situation and that has been reached by the CAR.
Violence has sustained in the east and south, and Humanitarian Chief of the UN said that the United Nations had to act as a government so that the basic service could run. Part of her job was to identify the areas that were now stable enough to hand over it to the local officials, so the staff of the United Nations could be freed up for more urgent work.

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