Crisis-hit farmers receive seeds and tools in Central African Republic

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Internally Displaced Children in Bangui, Central African Republic. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

The operation, has been launched by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) which is working with 16 international and national non-governmental organizations.

Alexis Bonte, the FAO Representative for the Central African Republic,  says each family will receive 25 kg of seeds and two hoes to produce groundnuts, maize and rice.

"The objective is that each family will be able to produce at least 500 kg of food and the family will be able to eat for around four months thanks to this production." (10")

FAO says that total of 1,800 tonnes of supplies will be distributed by the end of May to cover 75,000 vulnerable families or close to 380,000 people in 15 prefectures.

The Central African Republic is plagued by violence that is pitting Christian and Muslim communities against each other.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations

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