WFP Central African Republic Country Brief, May 2022 – Central African Republic



In numbers

1,500 tonnes of food aid distributed

$959,651 in cash transfers made

Net funding requirements of USD 70 million over six months (June – November 2022)

400,912 people assisted in May 2022

Operational updates

• WFP provides food and nutrition assistance through its General Food Distribution (GFD), School Feeding, Nutrition and Resilience Building activities in the Central African Republic (CAR). In May, out of a total of 400,912 people assisted, 42% were residents, 34% were internally displaced persons (IDPs) and 24% returnees.

• General food distributions: 224,064 people received unconditional food aid or cash transfers in May 2022.
WFP in CAR faces a shortage of in-kind resources, which leads to the distribution of half rations in all general food distribution activities. The country office will fill gaps in the food supply chain using cash transfers wherever markets are functional and food is available (from June 2022).

• Nutrition: Due to lack of funding and nutritional products, no WFP activities for the prevention of acute malnutrition were implemented in health facilities in May 2022. To treat malnutrition, 20,763 children suffering from moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) aged 6-59 months, pregnant and lactating women and girls (PLW/Girls) and antiretroviral therapy (ART) clients received nutritional support in the form of 35 tons of nutritious food and $141,987 in cash transfers.

• School feeding: In May 2022, 59,022 children (54% of the priority plan) received nutritious school meals thanks to WFP operations. In crisis-affected areas, 16,400 children benefited from emergency school feeding with a total of 40 tons of food. Overall, WFP and its partners supported 158 schools through home-grown school feeding and emergency school feeding activities. Capacity building activities on the management of school canteens are underway with the unit in charge of schools with canteens within the Ministry of Education and partner.

• Resilience and Livelihoods: 80,665 people received food assistance for asset creation (FFA) thanks to USD 94,804 transferred and 135 tons of food in Bangui and 5 sub-prefectures in May 2022. Due to the lack resources for cash transfer programs (CBT), the amount received for 15 working days will be reduced to 20 USD in June, July and August 2022 (initial amount: 30 USD)

• Analysis of gaps and capacity development needs of WFP cooperating partners: this mapping launched in May 2022 presents the capacities and gaps of government, national and international NGOs, and provides a baseline to monitor progress in the implementation of capacity building activities.

• Beneficiary registration on SCOPE (WFP’s beneficiary management and monitoring platform) for GFD and FFA has been finalized in Kaga, Bambari, Bria and Bangui. Registrations for Bouar are in progress. In May, 121,000 beneficiaries are registered and 122 vendors are involved in the deployment of SCOPE in CAR.


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