CAR / HUMANITARIAN CRISIS

03-May-2017 00:02:54
The World Food Programme (WFP) and other humanitarian groups warned that ignoring the humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) would mean risking the country spiralling back into chaos that would spill across its borders. WFP
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STORY: CAR / HUMANITARIAN CRISIS
TRT: 02:54
SOURCE: WFP
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / SANGHO / NATS

DATELINE: 24-27 APRIL 2017, VARIOUS LOCATIONS, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC; 03 MAY 2017, ROME ITALY
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26 APRIL 2017, KOUI TOWN, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

1. Various shots, UN peacekeepers patrolling area

27 APRIL 2017, YADE, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

2. Various shots, destroyed and burnt homes
3. Wide shot, Marcel inspecting destroyed home
4. SOUNDBITE (Sangho) Marcel Hamat, internally displaced person:
“I see only problems and destruction. What is left is crumbling with the rains.”

26 APRIL 2017, NDIM, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

5. Various shots, father and son sitting by fire
6. Various shots, woman cooking
7. Med shot, children
8. Various shots, mother bathing child

27 APRIL 2017, MAKOUNZI OUALI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

9. Various shots, people gathered to receive food aid
10. Various shots, aid workers unloading truck
11. Med shot, woman carrying food aid

03 MAY 2017, ROME ITALY

12. SOUNDBITE (English) Denise Brown, Director of Emergencies, World Food Programme:
“We are only seven percent funded right now. There is an opportunity for the Central African Republic. Some of the most vulnerable people in the world live in that country, 40 percent of the children there suffer from chronic malnutrition which means they don’t have regular access to food. We need to invest in the Central African Republic; we need to do it for tomorrow and for the longer term, so that in the future our job will be done.”

27 APRIL 2017, PAOUA, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC\

13. Med shot, teacher instructing class
14. Wide shot, students in classroom
15. Wide shot, mothers preparing food for students
16. Close up, rice
17. Wide shot, children lined up to wash hands
18. Wide shot, woman handing out plates
19. Med shot, adults making plates for children
20. Various shots, children eating in classroom
STORYLINE
The World Food Programme (WFP) and other humanitarian groups warned that ignoring the humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) would mean risking the country spiralling back into chaos that would spill across its borders.

WFP said the CAR is among the world’s most forgotten crises and receives ever-shrinking humanitarian funding, with only seven percent of its 2017 humanitarian response plan funded. The Programme stressed that half the CAR’s population require humanitarian assistance as more than two million are hungry and one in every five is either internally displaced or a refugee in neighbouring countries.

WFP said the country also has some of the world’s highest chronic malnutrition rates, with 40 percent of children between the ages of six month to 59 months suffering from stunting, as well as some of the highest rates of maternal and early childhood mortality. Insufficient funding has forced WFP to halve food rations distributed to the most vulnerable Central African families. The Programme said it would immediately require 12.5 million USD through October to meet the most urgent needs of extremely vulnerable people.

Renewed violence, including clashes between armed groups and attacks on civilians, has forced thousands to flee in the country. Between February and March, the number of displaced people rose by six percent to 426,000.
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